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Photo: Courtesy The White House, Washington, D.C., 1973.972.1–.2
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Fire screens, pair


Object number

RIF1365

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height, base: 132.72 cm (52 1/4 in.); Screen: 40.8 x 30.64 cm (16 1/16 x 12 1/16 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

The White House

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Federal, Hepplewhite

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1963; Lansdell K. Christie (1903–1965), Syosset, New York; consigned by his estate to Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, October 21, 1972, lot 28

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Lansdell K. Christie
Sotheby Parke Bernet

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 1, p. 258, fig. 641, ill.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The Lansdell K. Christie Collection of Notable American Furniture, sale cat. (October 21, 1972), 32–33, lot 28, ill.