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Fire Screen, ca. 1920–25

This is a Fire screen. It was designed by Samuel Yellin. It is dated ca. 1920–25. Its medium is wrought iron.

Russian-born and -trained craftsman Samuel Yellin immigrated to Philadelphia and opened his own shop in 1909. The fire screen, made for his house in Philadelphia, and the andirons, reflect his taste for Medieval and Renaissance wrought-iron designs both for the home and commercial clients. The andirons graced the Director’s Conference Room of the Westinghouse Air Brake Building in Pittsburgh.

It is credited Courtesy of Leeds Art Foundation.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 101 × 89.5 × 30.5 cm (39 3/4 in. × 35 1/4 in. × 12 in.)

It has the following markings

"YELLIN" lower right

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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