Fire Screen

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1840-1849

GUSN

GUSN-5081

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

Descriptive Terms

fire screens (furniture)
Berlin woolwork
cherry (wood)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
silk (textile)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
cherry (wood)
trees
urns
Mahogany
Mahogany Veneer
Bird
Berlinwork
Tree
Cherry
Urn
Silk
SCREEN, FIRE

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

60.813 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.485