19th Century English Adjustable Firescreen
Dimensions: 57 5/8″H x 19 7/8″W x 12 1/2″D
An interesting 19th century firescreen, from England, with the capacity to be adjusted. During the warmer months, when fireplaces are not being used, firescreens would be used to hide or at least decorate unsightly, soot filled fireboxes. This example is interesting due to its adjustability. A framed needlepoint work depicting a pastoral scene with felled tree is supported by a mahogany pole that allows the screen to be moved up and down. The pole has a decorative turned end that rests on a mahogany tripod base and does show some wear from use. An incredible antique and work of art. c.1830.