What is the meaning of the furniture term Pole Screen?

A pole screen is a type of furniture that consists of a tall, slender pole or stand with a decorative screen attached to it. It is typically used as a decorative and functional item in interior design. The purpose of a pole screen is to provide a shield or barrier to protect individuals from direct heat or light sources, such as a fireplace or candle. The screen can be adjusted or angled to redirect heat or light away from the person sitting behind it. Pole screens were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries and are often adorned with intricate embroidery, tapestry, or painted designs. Small fire or draft screen adjustably mounted upon an upright pole.
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