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Cheval fire screen

Panel attributed to Thomas Moore (British, ca. 1700–1788)
ca. 1755–60
Mahogany, wool knotted-pile panel not original to the screen
H. 52-1/2 x W. 37-1/2 x D. 26-1/4 in. (133.3 x 95.3 x 66.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 514
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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