A little History on Fireplace Screens
Decorative Fireplace Screens / Stained Glass Fireplace Screens
Back in the days living room areas were mainly
heated by burning logs in a fireplace. Naturally it was very hot within a few
feet of the open fire. The rest of the room was very cold and high-back
upholstered chairs were ideal for sitting in front of fireplaces. As one would
expect there was the need for a fireplace screen mainly to prevent the sparks
from flying into the room and from flames catching anything too close on fire.
Many types of fireplace screens were used, as in the early ones that were mainly
wood and iron. In the late 1800s the upper scale homes had very decorative fireplace screens that were made of brass frames and leaded framed stained glass. These stained glass fireplace screens
were beautiful pieces of art and could be used all year around as decoration,
in the summertime to hide the dark opening and during heating periods to show
the stunning beauty of the bright color burst through the stained glass panels.
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