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Screen
  • Screen
    Chase, William Arthur, born 1878 - died 1944
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Screen

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1920-1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chase, William Arthur, born 1878 - died 1944 (designer)
    Rowley Gallery (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ebonized oak veneer with marquetry in walnut, harewood, stained oak, sycamore, mahogany, gilding.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.778-1968

  • Gallery location:

    20th Century, Room 74, case CA7, box 38

The Rowley Gallery, London, specialised in decorative items enriched with marquetry panels, often of seascapes, rural scenes and pastoral subjects. This three-fold screen has an oval marquetry picture set into each ebonised panel. Rowley Galley products exemplified established values and craftsmanship and represented a significant element of English tradional taste in the 1920s.

Physical description

Three-fold screen in ebonised wood with gilt gesso surround, oval marquetry panels in coloured woods. Marquetry panels contain a figure in a landscape of trees and columns; the left hand panel has a female with a basket on her head, the central panel has a boy leading an elephant with a "howdah". The right hand panel has a female figure leading a cheetah.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

1920-1925 (made)

Artist/maker

Chase, William Arthur, born 1878 - died 1944 (designer)
Rowley Gallery (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Ebonized oak veneer with marquetry in walnut, harewood, stained oak, sycamore, mahogany, gilding.

Dimensions

Height: 167 cm, Width: 63 cm each panel

Descriptive line

Ebonized three-fold screen with oval panels of marquetry, designed by William Arthur Chase, made by the Rowley Gallery, probably in London, 1920-1925

Materials

Wood

Techniques

Gilding; Marquetry

Categories

Furniture; Interiors; Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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