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Rectangular fire screen, XF269, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, mahogany, wool (morine) and brass. ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photograph: Hugh Kelly.

Rectangular fire screen, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, mahogany, wool (morine) and brass

Height: 102cm
Width: 56cm
Depth: 7.5cm

Museum number: XF269

Curatorial note

The red figured morine (original) in a wood frame on standards with moulded splayed legs terminating in blocks with turned finials on brass castors; the screen has two pull out sections, both lined with morine: the front pulls out horizontally; the top pulls up with small round knob.

The original fabric on and within this screen is a rare survival from the Soane period. It perhaps matched the red tablecloth shown in the 1830 Description view and may be of the same material as the scarlet morine curtains that hung at the south windows onto Lincoln’s Inn Fields at the time of Soane’s death.


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk