William Eden Nesfield (1835-88), designer (attributed)
James Forsyth (c. 1827-1910), maker
Ebonised wood, in six sections, with fretted and gilded decorations incorporating twelve Chinese panels painted on silk.
Height 81 1/2 inches; length 91 1/4 inches
This screen, as its inscription makes clear, was made in 1867 as a wedding present from James Forsyth to Richard Norman Shaw and his wife, Agnes. Forsyth's main activity was as a sculptor, particularly of monumental and decorative works.-- Robin Spencer