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Fire Screen, ca. 1860

This is a Fire screen. It is dated ca. 1860 and we acquired it in 1947. Its medium is wool embroidery, linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross and pile loop stitches; plain weave canvas. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edgar S. Auchincloss. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Edgar S. Auchincloss.

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Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 79.1 x 59.1 cm (31 1/8 x 23 1/4 in.)

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Fire Screen, ca. 1860; wool embroidery, linen foundation; Warp x Weft: 79.1 x 59.1 cm (31 1/8 x 23 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. Edgar S. Auchincloss; 1947-34-1

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