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Fire screen


Object number

RIF25

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

56 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 16 in. (143.51 x 49.53 x 40.64 cm)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Milwaukee Art Museum

Geography

Made in Massachusetts, or possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (pole, legs, base, and inner frame of embroidery screen); cherry (outer frame of embroidery screen); birch (finial)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Federal, Hepplewhite

Provenance

By descent in the Dexter family, Providence, Rhode Island, before 1925. Anita W. Hinkley, Providence, Rhode Island, about 1925; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1973; sold to Milwaukee Art Museum, 1986

Associated names

Descendants of the Dexter family
Anita W. Hinkley
Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 4, p. 1049, P3898, ill.
Brock Jobe et al., American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts, 1660–1830: The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Layton Art Collection, ed. Gerald W. R. Ward (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1991), 238, 240, no. 94, ill.