firescreen

firescreen

(ˈfaɪəˌskriːn)
n
1. (Furniture) a decorative screen placed in the hearth when there is no fire
2. (Furniture) a screen placed before a fire to protect the face from intense heat
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She was exhibited to their guests like a valuable picture, or vase, or statue, or firescreen.
Some of the items made during Victorian times were highly decorative knobs, handles, lion claw casters, door plates and firescreen feet.
Mrs Mayers picked up a wooden firescreen to try to strike him but he grabbed it and smashed it on the banisters.
Significantly, the firescreen as an object appears in the novels in conjunction with discussions of a woman's worth.
78, IKEA; Cushions, pounds 8-25, Next; Shelly iron bed, pounds 275-pounds 325, Next; Black decorative firescreen with tealight holders, pounds 12, Argos; 5-way glass candle holder, pounds 18.
As a mark of how callow and undiscriminating Charles is as an undergraduate, we learn that Charles decorated his first-year rooms at Oxford with a Fry-painted firescreen (such a thing was mostly likely purchased very cheaply at the 1919 going-out-of-business sale of Fry's Omega Workshop).
Q I WANT to buy my mum a new firescreen, but am finding it difficult to get one that will match her living room.
DURING the Second World War, Arthur Pay made an oak firescreen, deliberately so that, when his grandchildren asked what he did in the war, he could point to it and say "I carved that".
Next to the upright piano is a firescreen, above it a painting of Birmingham city centre as it used to be.
The system can also be set up as a basic firewall with the FireScreen software from Compaq included with IASS.
In this dining room, a set of re-issued Verner Panton chairs share the space with a 19th century Arts and Crafts copper firescreen and a 1930s motor racing poster' From the same house, a reclaimed 1920s plaster corbel of a nymph makes an interesting and beautiful architectural detail' Something old for somewhere new' In the bedroom, a set of original 1930s Art Deco perfume bottles and a 1920s advertising poster mingle with a modern lamp and an iconic Louis Ghost chair designed by Phillipe Starck in 2002