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Antique French Louis XVI Style Walnut and Parcel Gilt Four-Panel Folding Screen circa 1875

Antique French Louis XVI style walnut and parcel gilt four-panel folding screen from France circa 1875 ready to be reupholstered with a fabric or needlepoint tapestry of your choice. Please notice thew architectural styling at the top of each of the four panels where the carved walnut has been highlighted with gilding.  This screen originally stood upon the floor and protected the occupants of an interior warmed by a blazing fire from gusts of chill wind when the door was opened. Because this protection was not needed in warmer months screens like this (known as "paravents" in French or "against the wind" in English) were always fitted with hinges so they could be folded and stored. This particular example is actually quite striking without the fabric panels and would be quite intriguing mounted on a wall where its clean lines may be admired or as frames for a collection of art or porcelain. Measures 60" wide x 2" deep x 89" high when fully extended. Each of the four panels is 15" wide. 

# PF54

DIMENSIONS

60.00" w x 2.00" d x 88.75" h

152.40cm w x 5.08cm d x 225.43cm h

A Louis XVI style walnut and parcel gilt four-panel folding screen from France c. 1875 ready to be reupholstered with a fabric or needlepoint tapestry of your choice. This screen originally stood upon the floor and protected the occupants of an interior warmed by a blazing fire from gusts of chill wind when the door was opened. Because this protection was not needed in warmer months screens like this (known as "paravents" or "against the wind" in English) were always fitted with hinges so they could be folded and stored. This particular example is actually quite striking without the fabric panels and would be quite intriguing mounted on a wall where its clean lines may be admired.