Fire screen

1765–85


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 111

Dimensions

130.17 x 43.81 cm (51 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

42.89

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Provenance

The screen was worked by Mary Faneuil, and bears a nineteenth-century brass tag on the frame with the legend "Made by Mary Faneuil, / niece of Peter Faneuil / in 1750." Mary was married to George Bethune in 1754, and the screen descended in her family to James Steele English, who gave the screen to Mrs. Brackett. Lent by Mrs. C. Sewall Brackett, July 17, 1918. Permission to photograph granted by Mrs. Brackett to Miss Bowen of Wellesley. 1942, made a gift (Accession Date: February 12, 1942)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Sewall C. Brackett