Attributed to Samuel Phippen American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 729

This fire screen features a folding shelf for a candle, a refinement found on very few examples. It is transitional in style, with snake feet of the Queen Anne and Chippendale styles and the oval shape and inlay typical of Neoclassical designs.

Firescreen, Attributed to Samuel Phippen (ca. 1744–1798), Mahogany, holly, ebony, American

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