Panel attributed to Thomas Moore (British, ca. 1700–1788)
Mahogany, wool knotted-pile panel not original to the screen
H. 52-1/2 x W. 37-1/2 x D. 26-1/4 in. (133.3 x 95.3 x 66.7 cm)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 514
Made for the Countess of Shaftesbury (d. 1758) for Saint Giles's Haouse, Dorset, this fire screen has a Rococo frame that is related to designs by Thomas Chippendale (The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754). The panel, based on a cartoon made for the Savonnerie manufactory in Paris, was woven in England, probably by Thomas Whitty at Axminister.
the Earl of Shaftesbury , St. Giles's House, Dorset ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)