Fire Screen

Stand and frame by Thomas Affleck, American (born Scotland), 1740 - 1795

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1771

Medium:
Mahogany; modern embroidered silk textile

Dimensions:
5 feet 2 1/4 inches x 19 x 17 1/2 inches (158.1 x 48.3 x 44.5 cm) Height (Screen): 22 1/4 inches (56.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 287, American Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1967-266-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Harry A. Batten in memory of her husband, 1967

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Label:
This fire screen, used to block direct heat from an open hearth, was one of four ordered by John Cadwalader for his home in Philadelphia.


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