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Hand fire screen

Description

Horizontal elliptical panel attached to turned ivory handle w/ two brass screws w/ wing nuts. One side embroidered in center w/ wreath of oak leaves and acorns in brown and two shades of green on cream silk moire; back is plain. "JTR" in center of wreath. Handle unscrews into two pieces. Edge bound in ruched silk chenille (cream).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1825
Material
brass (alloy)
ivory (tooth component)
silk (textile)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Acorn
acorn
Brass
brass (alloy)
fire screens (furniture)
ivory (tooth component)
Leaf
oak leaf (motif)
SCREEN, FIRE
Silk
silk (textile)
Vegetable Ivory
Dimensions
13 x 9.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.114
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder, Sr.
GUSN
45730

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