Matthijs Horrix, Mr. Kabinetwerker in 1764.
This elegant fire screen is closely related to the marquetry wainscoting, inlaid with lacquer panels, of the Audiencie Zael at Huis ten Bosch near The Hague, which was executed by Matthijs Horrix in 1790-'91. Among the furniture, which Horrix supplied for that room, was a pair of fire screens, which are very similar to present example. (R.J. Baarsen, 'In de commode van Parijs tot Den Haag', Matthijs Horrix, een meubelmaker in Den Haag in de tweede helft van de 18de eeuw', Oud Holland 107 (1993), p. 174, fig. 5)