Superb matched pair of Sheraton period fire screens made in satinwood with Kingwood inlaid cross banding. These fire screens have the most wonderful form - the tripod base is so delicate and stylish with Kingwood cross banding on the face of the legs, on the top of the incurved triangular brace and top and sides of the disc beneath the urn (which retains the original painted leaf decoration).
The original screens are silk with silk stitching around the periphery of vines, leaves and flowers held together with blue ribbons.
In the center oval are a boy and girl surrounded by a design of silver sequins (now black with tarnish).
In Great condition. One urn replaced. Some of the silver sequins were missing on one silk and have been replaced with similar looking sequins. Some small repairs to loose shield frames. The backs are newly covered.
1) “Thomas Sheraton’s Complete Furniture Works” (Plate 38 & 55)
Same tripod form.
2) “Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture” by Ralph Edwards (page 440)
3) “Gillow Furniture Designs 1760 - 1800” by Lindsay Boynton
(plate 222 & 225)
4) Apter - Fredricks Website Ad 2017 (identical but with oval screens rather than shield form) (https://apter-fredericks.com/product/a-rare-pair-of-george-iii-sheraton- period-satinwood-and-inlaid-pole-screens-2/)
|Dealer||R. Jorgensen Antiques|
|Date:||Late 18th c.|
|Measurements||Height: 56.4in. Shield is 15 1/2 W, 19 1/2 T|
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|Contact||, 207-641-7598 or email@example.com|