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May 15, 2016 - Filed under: Antique Pole Screens — admin

The pole screen began to appear in the 18th century. It is a small screen placed on a vertical pole which is mounted on a tripod; placed between a lit fire and an occupant of the room, the screen can be adjusted up or down to shield the person’s face from the heat. The screen might be rectangular or a more decorous shape, and is decorated perhaps with embroidery, lacquer or paint.

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