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Fire Screen

1971.489 (RS80663)

Description

Two panel painting of an owl perched on a pine bough, dark background, rectangular frame with applied crest, stiles have turned finials and ball pendants, bracket feet; shallow incised linear floral surface decoration.

Details

Maker
Foster, Margaret (Painter)
Date
ca. 1881
Inscriptions
Unsigned.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
ebony (color)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
staining
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Ebonized
ebony (color)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
fire screens (furniture)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Owl
owl (bird)
Painted
painting (coating)
Panel
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
SCREEN, FIRE
staining
Tree
trees
Wedding
weddings
Dimensions
29.25 x 24.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.489
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5085

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