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Pair of Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer George III Firescreens

Auction:
2195
Lot:
680
Sold for:
$3,290$2,800

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Auction:
Sale #2195 - 2195
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 02, 2002 11:00AM

Description:

Pair of Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer George III Firescreens, England, c. 1810, "The Flight into Egypt" with Joseph, Mary and Jesus is depicted in one, the other, called "The Return" depicts the angel telling Joseph it is safe to return; both are worked in chenille silk threads on a silk ground and use water color facial features and sky, (imperfections), ht. 54 1/4, wd. 15 in.

Note: Herod's cruel jealousy led to Joseph's "Flight into Egypt" with Mary and the infant Jesus, where they waited until the death of this King. They then returned and settled in Nazareth in lower Galilee.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Keywords

Egypt, Jesus, Joseph, Mary , United Kingdom, Christian iconography, Christian mythology, Coptic Orthodox Church