On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 719

With a history of descent in the family of General John Cadwalader (1742–1786), this finely carved rococo fire screen can be identified with the “4 Mahogany fire screens @ 2-10” for which the cabinetmaker Thomas Affleck billed Cadwalader in January 1771. Nicholas Bernard and Martin Jugiez were the carvers of those screens. The hairy paw feet of this example bear comparison with those on a side chair (1974.325) in the collection.

Firescreen, Mahogany, American

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.