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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A Louis XV style glazed and panelled room screen, 181 cm high, 148 cm wide

An 18th century French leather five panel screen, Intricately embossed floral designs with a brass stud detail

An English Arts and Crafts three fold screen, walnut and glass with satinwood and birch Tudor rose inlay, circa 1900, 171 cm high, 183 cm wide

Victorian pedestal pole screen, with needlework crest panel, 137 cm high

A four-panel gilt tooled book spine Library screen, French, circa 1920, each panel 197 cm high, 50 cm wide with original wallpaper applied to verso

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

A four fold lacquered screen, each panel decorated with floral motifs on a crackle glaze finish.

A mid-nineteenth century four fold leather screen, with Chinoiserie decoration on a midnight blue ground, distressed. Height 176 cm, extended 186 cm.

Four fold hand painted screen with exotic birds and floral motifs, 175 cm high

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

A painted and gilt Chinoiserie decorated four-fold leather screen, probably Dutch, late 18th century, 231 x 244 cm

A six-panel embellished black lacquer screen, 20th century, (6), each panel applied in bone and ivory with three polychrome painted mythical figures, supported on cloud scrolls and carrying various attributes, the black lacquer ground painted and gilt with

A French gilt timber three panel Boudoir screen with painted scenes, 150 x 120 cm

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

A 18th century French leather four fold screen, the ebonized frame inset with a leather panel and brass stud detail, each panel with three hand painted reserves of flowers, 193 x 51 cm, Provenance: Private Collection, Tasmania

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.

A very decorative floral and bird painted four-panel screen, Italian or French 18th/19th century, 182 cm high, 40 cm wide (each panel)

Exquisite late 19th century Anglo-Indian extensively carved four fold screen

A French Louis XV style green painted and glass panelled three fold dressing screen. 168 cm high, each panel 48 cm wide

Victorian mahogany screen, with needlework panel flanked by barley twist columns, the British antique Dealer's Association seal remnant attached, 68 cm wide, 108 cm high

Victorian rosewood screen, with tapestry panel to one side depicting gaming monkeys and needlework floral to the other below a fretwork panel, 61 cm wide, 117 cm high

An Australian carved cedar 3 panel topographical screen, early 20 th century. made up of approximately 70 black & white silver gelatin photographic prints, mainly depicting waterfalls in Tasmania and the Blue Mountains area, many titled and signed Spurling

John Kendrick Blogg (1851-1936). A carved blackwood three-fold screen, decorated with gum nuts and leaves, signed and dated John K Blogg, 1916, each panel 163 cm high, 45.5 cm wide

Victorian pole screen with tapestry panel, 135 cm high approx

A three door panel, room Divider screen, late 19th / early 20th century, each door constructed from mahogany with panelled lower section. the upper doors are in the aesthetic style, with embossed painted designs, depicting floral motifs, acanthus leaves an

A Victorian mahogany stretcher based screen, 19th century, the rectangular screen with sliding glazed panels enclosing a tapestry fabric, with a carved crest and raised upon curved and scrolled trestle ends with casters United by a fluted and knopped stret

French mantle screen, approx 111 cm high, 66 cm wide

A small cedar tapestry panel three fold screen, Australian, first half 20th century, each panel 76 cm high, 30 cm wide

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

A painted leather four fold screen each panel with cream floral cartouches on a crimson ground, bordered with studded leather, each panel 53 x 183 cm

A four panelled painted leather screen each panel with a floral pattern in front of a geometric background, within a pressed metal border, the black wooden frame with gold metal mask heads on the far left and right edges, each panel 64 x 200 cm

A Chinoiserie painted leather four panelled screen, each panel painted with landscapes on a red ground within trellis borders, 178 x 188 cm

A 19th century French painted leather five panelled screen, each panel painted with classical cartouches, musical trophies, foliage and ribbons on a pale green ground, 194.5 x 320 cm

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