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Cheval fire screen

ca. 1730–40
Walnut frame, parcel gilt and needlework
H. 55-1/4 x W. 42 x D. 17-1/4 in. (140.3 x 106.7 x 43.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
Not on view
The needlework panel dates from the first quarter of the eighteenth century and has been cut to fit the frame.
Lord Aberconway , London ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
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