The Gilded Age Vancroft Estate
This Gustav Stickley fire screen, model 104, was formerly part of the Indian Room at the sprawling, Shingle Style estate known as "Vancroft" in Wellsburg, West Virginia. Set on 500 wooded acres, the seventy-three-room, Gilded Age mansion with several additional buildings was designed in 1901 by Alden & Harlow as a summer home for Joseph B. Vandergrift, a Pittsburgh financier and steel magnate.
The mansion itself has a variety of other themed rooms, such as Turkish and Japanese, and the exterior has gable roofs as well as a stone turret and chimney. The grounds of Vancroft feature a pergola, clubhouse, racetrack, stables, barn, mill, and smaller residences.
Vandergrift sold the property soon after its completion, in 1904, leading to a series of owners, including the The Knights of Saint George, who turned Vancroft into a care home. Now held in a trust, the entire estate was listed on the open market for $3.8 million as of late 2021 with many of its original, period furnishings.