A fine 18th century example of an Dutch / American mahogany fire or pole screen with detailed needlework of birds in a tree, original frame on a tripod base. Overall very good condition, with minor edge losses, fading, small tears on back, and expected wear from age and use. Dimensions: Screen: 26 ¾” h x 24” w; Overall 59 ¼” h x 24” w. Provenance: The screen was hand embroidered by Hannah Duncan Brown , who was born in Holland and emigrated to the United States in the first half of the 18th century. The original embroidery on the screen was done by her mother, but was damaged on the trip to the United States, subsequently being re-embroidered by her daughter. This screen is dated lower center 1768. A copy of the provenance will be included with the screen.
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