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Fire screen

Gustave Serrurier-Bovy (Belgian, Liège 1858–1910 Antwerp)
ca. 1909
40 x 39 13/16 x 13 13/16 in. (101.6 x 101.1 x 35.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Jacqueline Fowler Gift, 2010
Accession Number:
Not on view
The Belgian architect, designer, and retailer Gustave Serrurier-Bovy was an important proponent of the Art Nouveau style, which spread across Europe beginning about 1890, with roots in England and offshoots in Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy. Serrurier-Bovy’s interpretation of the linear, sinuous, and vegetal Art Nouveau is a less sculptural and somewhat plainer version, which subtly shows off the handcraftsmanship of the furniture.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900–Present, Part II," May 23, 2011–July 1, 2012, no catalogue.

Serrurier-Bovy Catalogue. Paris, 1909, no. 1778, in this final complete catalogue produced for the designer's furniture shop, this screen is called "Écran de Foyer fer forge et cuivre martelé".

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