Hand fire screen

American (New England)
second half of the 18th century


Object Place: New England, United States

Dimensions

26.4 x 27.7 cm

Accession Number

41.778

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool, plain weave wool, turned mahogany handle

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fire screen embroidered in yellowish green, green, blue, and red and pink pattern with black outlines; solidly embroidered with Irish (or Florentine) stitch; bound in yellowish green wool tape; coarse plain weave linen ground and printed paper backing visible on small worn area at lower left edge; unembroidered green textile on reverse; turned mahogany handle

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Nightingale Phillips