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Cheval fire screen

Maker:
Panel attributed to Thomas Moore (British, ca. 1700–1788)
Date:
ca. 1755–60
Culture:
British
Medium:
Mahogany, wool knotted-pile panel (not original to the screen)
Dimensions:
Overall: 52 1/2 × 37 1/2 × 26 1/4 in. (133.4 × 95.3 × 66.7 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1155
Not on view
Made for the Countess of Shaftesbury (d. 1758) for Saint Giles's Haouse, Dorset, this fire screen has a Rococo frame that is related to designs by Thomas Chippendale (The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754). The panel, based on a cartoon made for the Savonnerie manufactory in Paris, was woven in England, probably by Thomas Whitty at Axminister.
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