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Ladies' writing fire screen

Object Number: 
Z.1021
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Glass, textile, leaves
Dimensions: 
open: 17 3/4 x 28 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 45.1 x 71.8 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Ladies' writing fire screen composed of seven glass panels with gothic-arched tops, each panel with green silk fabric stitched around outside edges; decorated with leaf specimens, one varieity for each panel, held to glass by backing of tulle fabric.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Edward Rutledge, 1954
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group