Ladies' writing fire screen
open: 17 3/4 x 25 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 45.1 x 64.1 x 0.3 cm )
Ladies' writing fire screen composed of eight glass panels with gothic-arched tops, each panel with brown silk fabric stitched around outside edges; decorated with cut-out pieces of glazed printed cotton chintz held to glass by backing of tulle fabric; imagery includes birds and foliage.
This ladies' writing fire screen and a related example were made by Eliza Lawrence Wells of New Brunswick, New Jersey, daughter of Thomas Lawrence Wells and Julia Brach Lawrence Wells.
Gift of Mrs. Edward Rutledge, 1954
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