Pole Firescreen "Friendship" Design

Unidentified maker, New England, possibly Boston, Massachusetts, American, 19th century


about 1810-early 1820s

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, satinwood inlay, silk thread, and watercolor and spangels on silk

Overall: 18 × 14 1/2 in. (45.7 × 36.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. William Dexter



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Furnishings: Household Accessory

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Exhibition History

American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981.

Publication History

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: The Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, page 42.


Collected by George Ticknor (1791-1871), Boston, Massachusetts, date unknown; to his daughter, Eliza (Mrs. William) Sullivan Ticknor Dexter (1833-1880), about 1871; to her son, Philip Dexter (1868-1934), about 1880; to his son, William Dexter (1897-1943), about 1934; to his wife, Constance Van Rensselaer Thayer Dexter (1900-1976), 1943; given to Dartmouth College, 1943; catalogued by present collection, 1965.

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