Sitting close to the fire was the only means of getting warm. Screens like this one were made to protect the lady of the house's make-up from melting. This screen is beautifully hand-beaded with faux pearls and glass beads, making it easy to find a new purpose. Besides making a great pillow, it could be framed art for your wall. Any way it is used, it will enhance its surroundings and compliment your decorating.