Firescreen

Firescreen

Artist/Craftsman: Hazel Chisholm Mathews
Date: 1930-1940
Medium: Wood; fibre: wool; metal
Classification: Decorative Arts
Object number: 1966.87
Label text:Needlepoint done by donor, Hazel Chisholm Mathews.

A firescreen is a piece of furniture that was intended for use in front of the fire as a shield to reduce the discomfort of excessive heat emanating from the fire. Often made of wood, leather, wickerwork or papier mache and decorated with embroidery, tapestry, paint, or stained glass.
DescriptionNeedlepoint of a deer amongst foliage framed in a dark wood decorative frame mounted on a pole; adjustable height; triangular shaped pedestal base.
Not on display