Fire screen

Probably carved by Ferdinand Hundt

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 551

The exuberant decoration included dragons, convoluted shells, floral ornament, and scrolling rockwork–so-called rocaille motifs from which the name Rococo is derived.

Fire screen, Probably carved by Ferdinand Hundt (ca. 1704–1758), Carved and gilded oak; silk panel not original to screen, German, Würzberg

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