The arched banner encloses an early 18th Century gros-point needlework panel which depicts the Virgin and Child in a landscape setting.
It is on a baluster-turned gadrooned stem and tripod base, with moulded toes.
The reverse of the panel is decorated with an 18th Century Oriental still life, 142cm.
The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: ‘the West Dressing room … a fire screen cover’d with India paper on a walnut tree claw.’
At this time, all things Oriental were referred to as Indian.