Designer / Maker
Designed by Owen Jones (1809-74)
Manufactured by Jackson & Graham (1836-85)
Satinwood, purpleheart, harewood and holly; the silk of later date
125 x 67 cm
English (London), circa 1867-70
Presumably Alfred Morrison, Carlton House Terrace; […]; private collection until 2020
It seems likely (although there is no early provenance) that the fire screen is from the furnishings supplied to Alfred Morrison for Carlton House Terrace; the ornament corresponds with that on other recorded furniture associated with the commission.
Included in the Catalogue of Works by the Late Owen Jones at the London International Exhibition, 1874 (at which Morrison was a big lender) was ‘no. 199 Inlaid Screen (Boudoir)’, but this is an insufficient description to allow a positive identification.
A second fire screen was included in The John Scott Collection, ‘Modern English’ Design from the 1860s and 1870s (2014), no. 57.