Learn about Pole Screen

A type of firescreen, consisting usually of a square, rectangular, oval or shield-shaped piece of tapestry or embroidery, attached to an adjustable brass or wooden stem on a tripod base. They were designed to protect the face from the fire. There were also smaller versions made, designed to stand on a table. Another type of polescreen, usually known as a banner screen does not have a frame, but a tapestry hanging from a horizontal pole attached to the upright.
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Victorian pedestal pole screen, with needlework crest panel, 137 cm high

Victorian walnut pole screen with needlework banner on floral carved tripod base

Nineteenth Century hand painted pole screen, with central scene depicting lady beside mirror, surrounded by ornate gilding, 146 cm high

A George VI pole screen. 104 cm high, 44 cm diameter

A Victorian decorative carved walnut tripod pole screen, the shield form screen with floral and scroll frame enclosing a Victorian beaded panel of floral and panelled design, the decorative tripod base with turned and carved detail.

Victorian pole screen with tapestry panel, 135 cm high approx

A Victorian pole screen, with circular wool needlework depicting an eagle; turned column and carved tripod base. Panel diameter 40 cm

Victorian mahogany pole screen, with needlework floral bouquet panel, The British Antique Dealers Association seal to base

A pair of George III painted pole screens, English, late 18th century. 146 cm high

Victorian rosewood pole screen, with antique embroidered panel

Rosewood pole screen, With antique embroidered panel and fine paw feet. Stands 146 cm

A Victorian rosewood pole screen, mid 19th century, with a glazed cartouche shaped needlework panel depicting lilies, roses and other blooms upon a spiral twist stem and supported on splayed and scrolled tripod legs. Height 140 cm. Width 50.5 cm

Antique Regency shield shape pole screen, approx 148 cm high

Attractive Victorian pole screen in walnut with wool-work screen depicting an Eagle amongst flowers

William IV Petit point pole screen c.1830's, mahogany and brass, decorated with an Eastern hunting scene. Height 142 cm

A Victorian rosewood pole-screen with wool needlework bouquet panel and carved paw feet. Height 134 cm.

Two early Victorian mahogany pole screens, of typical form, one with a needlepoint tapestry panel, the other with a silk-work panel, raised on turned column and out-swept legs, 141 cm & 136 cm high (2)

A pair of George IV mahogany pole screens, English, circa 1825

A Victorian rosewood pole screen with finely embroidered panel

An Edwardian Regency revival oak pole screen, circa 1910, the single pillar set with a shield shaped screen decorated to the centre with floral needle point. Standing on a tripod base. Height 148 cm

A 19th century rosewood polescreen, with a petit pointe screen depicting a young woman. Height 150 cm

An Australian cedar pole screen, circa 1840, the rectangular needle point screen within a cedar frame, raised on a pole above a bulbous turned stand with a triform platform base, raised on bun feet 134 cm high. Provenance: 'The Hermitage Collection', the O

Early Victorian rosewood pole screen with circular needlework banner on baluster support and rococo scroll legs

An Australian cedar pole screen, circa 1840, the rectangular needle point screen within a cedar frame, raised on a pole above a bulbous turned stand with a triform platform base, raised on bun feet. Height 134 cm

Regency rosewood pole screen square banner with painted rococo frame on reeded baluster column, concave platform base with scroll feet

Regency mahogany pole screen circular banner embroidered in petit point of a terrier's head on fluted baluster column, concave platform base with paw feet

A Georgian needlepoint pole screen, circa 1820, the rectangular screen complete with hanging needlepoint feature in front supported by an extendable turned central rail and raised upon three splayed feet. Height 140 cm (unextended)

A mid 19th century mahogany pole screen, on a triform base with an inverted baluster column, the framed adjustable screen with foliate carving housing a very fine wool work with bead and tapestry accents featuring a parrot within a foliate surround, height

A pair of Regency rosewood pole screens, each with adjustable rectangular panelled screens on brass supports raised on carved tri-form bases and foliate scrolled feet, 133 cm high

A Brazilian rosewood and cedar pole screen Australian 160 x 46 cm

An early Victorian rosewood and mahogany pole screen with original tapestry above a barley twisted pole on three footed base

Early Victorian face screen. Hand painted scene after Richard Ansdell R.A. 'Stalking scene.' 20 x 25 cm

A William IV rosewood pole screen, with inset tapestry on a cylindrical pole with scrolled feet.

A Victorian polescreen in mahogany the triform base with damage to one tapered leg, vase-shaped turned column supporting an arch topped, later crewel-worked panel. Height 143 cm