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About the object

From the early 18th century to the mid 19th century pole screens were an essential item of furnishing in the English house.

The rooms, often cold and draughty were heated by blazing fires.

To protect the complexion from such heat adjustable pole screens became popular and supported on a tripod base they became a vehicle for the cabinet maker to show his carving skills and the needle-woman her art.