52-1/2 in x 18-3/4 in x 17 in
Mahogany, wool (upholstered panel)
Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp
The finial is a replacement. The flame-stitch wool needlework, probably a section of upholstery, is not original to this screen.
Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp
A fire screen, also called a pole screen, was used to deflect heat from a fireplace for someone sitting near it. Accordingly, the wide screen adjusted up or down on the wood pole by use of a brass pressure clip mounted to the back of the screen.
This simple screen has three carved cabriole legs. The feet, which stand on small pads, have a ridge along the top that becomes a pointed toe. The standard has an urn turning below a column and a ball at the top where the pole enters. The needlework panel is colored gold, blue, brown, and red.