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A Mid-Georgian Pole Screen

A mid-Georgian mahogany pole screen, the rectangular panel is embroidered with a parrot and floral sprays on brown linen, with ball finial to the knopped baluster shaft and tripod base on pad feet.

Pole screens were used in the mid-18th century to shield ladies from the heat of the fire. At this time, make-up included wax and so the heat would have caused it to melt.

c.1765
Mahogany
147.32 x 57.79cm

Where you'll find this

Blair Castle & Gardens