She was exhibited to their guests like a valuable picture, or vase, or statue, or firescreen
. As for the men, Ptitsin was one of Rogojin's friends; Ferdishenko was as much at home as a fish in the sea, Gania, not yet recovered from his amazement, appeared to be chained to a pillory.
Some of the items made during Victorian times were highly decorative knobs, handles, lion claw casters, door plates and firescreen
com; Breakfast Room: TABLE AND CHANDELIER: Neirmann Weeks; Family Room: SEATING: John Saladino; FABRIC: Kravet, www.kravet.com; ARTWORK: Andrew Bucci; Master Bedroom: HEADBOARD AND PANELING: Gerri Bremermann in New Orleans, www.bremermanndesigns.com; FIRESCREEN
: La Forge Francaise, www.laforgefrancaise.com; BED LINENS: Ray's Fine Linens in Ridgeland, 601.977.9153, www.linenluxuries.com; CHAIRS: Warwick by Nancy Corzine, www.nancycorzine.com; ARTWORK: Fritz Bultman; SCULPTURE: Rod Moorehead of Taylor; Powder Room: SCONCES: Maison Bagues; FIXTURES: Santec, www.santecfaucet.com.
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.
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".
James adapts them - he made a firescreen
from a pair of chair legs, a new lampshade from tracing paper treated with PVA glue.
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.
Russian Hajalili Tabriz, Atlanta Rug Gallery, see above; COFFEE TABLE: Batte Furniture and Interiors, www.battefurniture.com; MANTEL ARTWORK: "Deborah" by Fritz Boltman; FIRESCREEN
: James Minter of Crystal Springs; ARTWORK (by commode): 18th Cent.