Carved mahogany and tapestry
H: 151 cm; W: 51 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B90.0534(a-b)
A pair of George II mahogany fire screens with needlework panels.
These portable screens were intended to shield the delicate features of the 18th century lady from the heat of the fire as she sat reading. The panel is adjustable for height by means of a spring clip.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir