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35 Main St. North, P.O. Box 884 Woodbury, CT 06798 United States 203.982.1008
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$ 4,500

A Classical Fire Screen

Origin United States, New York
Period 19th Century
Materials Rosewood.
Dimensions
W. 27 in; H. 40.5 in; D. 16 in;
W. 68.58 cm; H. 102.87 cm; D. 40.64 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date Circa 1830.
Description This classical fire screen in the restrained Grecian style is often associated with the later work of Duncan Phyfe. The identical leg pattern, cylindrical feet, and flattened disk ornamentation are found on known Phyfe pieces. The adjustable screen, which is upholstered on both sides, slides within two columns mounted on a cheval base. The original use of the piece was to deflect intense fireplace heat.
Styles / Movements Classical, Empire
Catalog References Reference: Northeast Auctions, Manchester, New Hampshire. Important New York Furniture and Decorative Arts, The Richard and Beverly Kelly Collection, April 3, 2005. Lot 1219, pp 38 and 39.
Dealer Reference Number C1006
Incollect Reference Number 114711
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