Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1790
57 1/4 x 24 x 24 in.
Sack catalogue description: Chippendale mahogany fire screen with original embroidered diamond-shaped crewelwork panel embroidered and signed by Patty Reed, the panel depicts a vase with delicate floral arrangement with birds and animals and with American eagles and shields in the corners; the base is superbly carved with a bulbous vase column, acanthus-carved knees intersected by dotted bar, and finely modeled claw-and-ball feet; original untouched finish and original urn finial. This fire screen was purchased by us in 1962 from the estate of Mary Reed Cushman, the great-granddaughter of Patty Reed. Patty Reed was born on May 20, 1770, the daughter of Hezekiah Hutchens of Hampstead, Massachusetts; she married Captain Thomas Reed, also of Hampstead, Massachusetts. A letter from the daughter of Mary Reed Cushman attests to the descent and accompanies the fire screen. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 970, pl. P1010.
Chippendale mahogany fire screen
Decoration and ornament--Chippendale style Furniture--United States
Folder 10319 cab1dr3 tiff
fire screens (furniture) (AAT)
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Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, May 1973 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.