"The decorated firescreen once took pride of place in the hearth throughout the year - in winter to lessen the heat ...
more"The decorated firescreen once took pride of place in the hearth throughout the year - in winter to lessen the heat, in summer to cover the fireplace
During Victorian times, in the cooler months of the year, open fires roared in virtually every house in the land. Real fires were the primary source of domestic heat. But though a crackling blaze was warm and cosy, the fierce heat given off did not suit everyone gathered around the fire - some roasted while others felt too cool. But this is where the firescreen came into its own. By placing the screen in front of the fire and opening and closing sliding panels, the heat from the fire could be controlled.
When spring came, the fire would no longer be lit and the fender and the fire-irons would be put way. Yet the firescreen still had a role to play - it was placed close up against the chimney breast to cover the gaping hole and to hide the blackened grate."
Costs range from $100 for smaller items delivered locally to $1,000+ for extra large
items transported across the Continental United States. Final cost depends on the size of the items and the
Local deliveries typically take about 2 weeks and longer
distance deliveries typically take about 3-6 weeks.
Flat Rate Shipping
Shipment through recognized carriers such as UPS, FedEx, and USPS. Appropriate for smaller items, most
accessories and some small furniture.
Costs range from $9 to $299 and up, depending on the size and weight of the item.
Delivery is typically 7-10 days
Local pickup allows a buyer to avoid shipping costs by picking up an item in person. The buyer must contact the
seller within five business days of their purchase to coordinate a pickup date and time. Delays may result in
As a lower cost alternative, some of our sellers offer local curbside delivery within a limited geography around
their location. The buyer must contact the seller within five business days of their purchase to coordinate a
delivery date and time. Delays may result in additional charges.
If additional labor is required to move the item inside or upstairs, buyers should make sure to plan accordingly.
Returns & Cancellations
Except for Local Pickup and Local Delivery, buyers have 48 hours after delivery to inspect
their item(s) and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they wish
to return an item. There are no restocking fees, but we deduct outbound and return shipping charges from the
buyer's original purchase price (+ taxes when applicable). Buyers may not be reimbursed for returns that are not
received in original condition.