Fire Screen

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1881

GUSN

GUSN-5085

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

Descriptive Terms

fire screens (furniture)
staining
ebony (color)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
panels (wood)
panel paintings (painting by form)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
owl (bird)
trees
weddings
Panel
Oil
Ebonized
Painted
Wedding
Owl
Tree
SCREEN, FIRE

Inscription

Unsigned.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Foster, Margaret (Painter)

Dimensions

29.25 x 24.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.489

Places

New Hampshire (United States)