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Fire Screen

1971.485 (RS116295)

Description

Turned feet; platform base with deep concave sides; square tapering pedestal with concave corners; cylindrical pole with urn finial, sliding rectangular screen frame centers Berlin work bird perched on the branch of a cherry tree.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1849
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
Berlin woolwork
cherry (wood)
mahogany (wood)
silk (textile)
veneer
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Berlin woolwork
Berlinwork
Bird
Cherry
cherry (wood)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
fire screens (furniture)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Mahogany Veneer
SCREEN, FIRE
Silk
silk (textile)
Tree
trees
Urn
urns
veneer
Dimensions
60.813 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.485
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5081

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