English 19th Century Adjustable Pole Screen
Dimensions: 57-5/8″H x 19-7/8″W x 12-1/2″D
An interesting adjustable pole screen, from England, circa 1830. During the warmer months, when fireplaces were not in use, pole screens would hide or at least decorate unsightly, soot-filled fireboxes. A framed needlework depicting a pastoral scene with felled tree is supported by a mahogany pole that allows the screen to be moved up or down. The pole has a decorative turned end that rests on a mahogany tripodal base and showing some wear from use. An elegant antique work of art.