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Fireplace surround from the Elizabeth E. Spooner house, Boston, Massachusetts


1881, installed in Drawing Room of the Elizabeth E. Spooner House, 196 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston; by 1996, owned by David L. Petrovsky (antiques dealer) of Hudson, New York; 1996, purchased by Warren and Jan Adelson of Irvington, New York from Petrovsky; 2008, given by Warren and Jan Adelson to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Jan and Warren Adelson

about 1880

Object Place

Probably China and the United States of America


Overall: 308.6 x 278.1 cm (121 1/2 x 109 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted and gilt wood, porcelain tiles




Architectural elements