A George III mahogany pole-screen, circa 1770.

The silk needlework screen depicts a basket of flowers, within a reeded ribbon-tied moulded frame, now on a turned fluted and leaf-carved column with beadwork collars and a fluted section.

The tripod support is headed by satyr masks above carved husks and leaves and on Greek key pattern feet carved with paterae, overall 142cm high.

The screen is attributed to the London firm of Ince and Mayhew, much favoured by Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793).

The 1867 Burghley Inventory lists: ‘The Black and Yellow Bedroom…A mahogany carved pillar and claw fire screen, the panel filled with embroidered silk, glazed.’


Related collections