Needlework Fire Screen

Date

1740-1780

GUSN

GUSN-2452

Description

This shield-shaped fire screen depicts a floral design worked in green, red, rose, and beige wool cross-stitch on a linen ground. It is backed in yellow silk and mounted on a wooden handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fire fans
accessories
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
linen (material)
mahogany (wood)
needlepoint (needleworking)
wool (textile)
Wool
Linen
Mahogany
Needlework
Cross-stitched
Screen, Fire

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

17 x 9.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.476