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Fire Screen, early 20th century

This is a Fire screen. It was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago as part of Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.

It is dated early 20th century. Its medium is molded and blown glass, bronze, wrought iron.

Seventy-seven favrile glass squares form this fire screen, which is related to one Tiffany designed for the H.O. Havemeyer House (1891–92). This piece exhibits Near Eastern influences in its embroidery-like appearance and the paisley teardrops along its top edge. The golden hues of the glass tiles would have evoked the glow of the fire behind them.

It is credited The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago.

  • Drawing, Design for Firescreen
  • pen and black, brown ink, graphite on tracing paper mounted on ribbed paper.
  • Gift of Diana Diederich Blake.
  • 1992-92-130

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Fire Screen
  • wool embroidery, linen foundation.
  • Gift of Mrs. Edgar S. Auchincloss.
  • 1947-34-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 92.4 × 113.3 × 31.1 cm (36 3/8 × 44 5/8 × 12 1/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.

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