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Hand fire screen

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Fire screen embroidered in yellowish green, green, blue, and red and pink pattern with black outlines; solidly embroidered with Irish (or Florentine) stitch; bound in yellowish green wool tape; coarse plain weave linen ground and printed paper backing visible on small worn area at lower left edge;...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Nightingale Phillips

American, second half of the 18th century

Object Place

New England, United States


26.4 x 27.7 cm

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool, plain weave wool, turned mahogany handle


Textiles and Fashion Arts