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1924

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Fire Screen

This is a Fire screen. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1924. Its medium is label: hand-colored, engraved paper leaf; wooden stick. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

  • Overdoor (France)
  • block-printed on handmade paper.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1931-45-76

Its dimensions are

H x W: 73.7 x 45.1 cm (29 in. x 17 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Fire Screen; label: hand-colored, engraved paper leaf; wooden stick; H x W: 73.7 x 45.1 cm (29 in. x 17 3/4 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1924-15-212

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