Fire screen

Creator:
Reed, Patty, active ca. 1790
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1790
Physical Description:
57 1/4 x 24 x 24 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; crewelwork
Notes:
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.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 970, pl. P1010.
Variant Titles:
Chippendale mahogany fire screen
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Chippendale style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1010
Genre:
fire screens (furniture) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, May 1973
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10319 cab1dr3 tiff
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10968114
OID:
11868280
PID:
digcoll:847294

Number of Pages: 5
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