Fireplace surround from the Elizabeth E. Spooner house, Boston, Massachusetts

about 1880

Object Place: Probably China and the United States of America


Overall: 308.6 x 278.1 cm (121 1/2 x 109 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted and gilt wood, porcelain tiles

On View

Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Gallery (Gallery 228)




Architectural elements


1881, installed in Drawing Room of the Elizabeth E. Spooner House, 196 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston; by 1996, owned by David L. Petrovsky (antiques dealer) of Hudson, New York; 1996, purchased by Warren and Jan Adelson of Irvington, New York from Petrovsky; 2008, given by Warren and Jan Adelson to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Jan and Warren Adelson