Fire screen

1760–70


Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 110

Dimensions

130.81 x 40.64 cm (51 1/2 x 16 in.); screen is 15 3/4 in. x 15 3/4 in.

Accession Number

19.1355

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

The pillar of this fire or pole screen is turned from a single piece of mahogany. At the base it is turned with a ring, a gadrooned cup turning, a tapering baluster, a reversed cup turning with gadrooning, a molded ring, and for the remainder of its length forms the pole for the screen. The top of the pole is turned with an acorn finial. The tripod base is formed of three cabriole legs with pad feet. The square mahogany screen has rounded edges and two sliding brass rings, the upper one with a spring retainer.
There is a three-armed iron brace under the base attached with its original nails. Two legs have diagonal file marks on their facing surfaces.

Provenance

Early history unknown;1919, part of the bequest of Dr Samuel A. Green (Accession Date November 6, 1919)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. Samuel A. Green