Aesthetic Movement Firescreen with Porcelain Plaques
American (possibly New York), late 19th century. An ebonized stand with two rectangular panels having incised borders and embellished by porcelain plaques painted with clusters of flowers and birds, each panel adjustable and able to be converted to a shelf, and flanked by two turned and carved standards terminating in bifurcated cabriole legs and adorned with brass finials and inserts; oah. 39, wd. 24, dp. 18 in., panel lg. 19.5, wd. 11.75 in. (each).
The porcelain panels are in excellent condition. There are dents to the surface of the shelves, especially at the juncture of the flipping mechanism with the edge of the shelf, some wear to the feet, legs, and standards.