Fire Screen

Stand and frame by Thomas Affleck, American (born Scotland), 1740 - 1795

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


Mahogany; modern embroidered silk textile

5 feet 2 1/4 inches x 19 x 17 1/2 inches (158.1 x 48.3 x 44.5 cm) Height (Screen): 22 1/4 inches (56.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 287, American Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Harry A. Batten in memory of her husband, 1967

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This fire screen, used to block direct heat from an open hearth, was one of four ordered by John Cadwalader for his home in Philadelphia.

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