French Rococo Revival or Louis XV style giltwood and tapestry firescreen, carved serpentine top with central pierced anthemion, carved scrolling foliate sides and carved lower edge with central carved shell, all above a carved foliate stretcher and trestle base, front with tapestry depicting Classical figures with the bible verse Psalm 137:1, "By the waters of Babylon we sat down, And wept when we thought on Zion". Reverse with brocade upholstery. 63" H x 57 3/4" W x 18" D. Fourth quarter of the 19th century. Provenance: Private Tullahoma, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition, some light cracquelure and minor separations to giltwood but no losses.
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