This hand-carved Original Asian Coromandel Screen is truly an exquisite piece that is sure to add rich history and interest to your space.
The Coromandel lacquer technique emerged in the 16-th century, At first Coromandel technique was mainly used on large screens that usually consisted of twelve panels. Starting from the 18th century coromandel screens were made also as 10-, 8-, 6-, and 4-panel screens.
Coromandel screens usually stood in the entrance hall, but they also served to divide up large rooms or as windscreens in the garden or terrace. Often coromandel screens were used to close off sleeping or dressing areas. Smaller coromandel screens were placed behind a throne or a chair. Coromandel lacquered screens were usually made as birthday gifts for distinguished individuals, or as gifts to mark the retirement or promotion of high-ranking officials.
Wooden panels for coromandel screens are made from softwood and about 1cm thick. These panels act as a support for the Coromandel screens. Softwood is the most suitable base for coromandel screen creation, as it less subject to expansion or shrinkage than hardwood. Using traditional methods from the 16-th century China, craftsmen prepare wood screen panels by applying many layers of soft clay.
After applying multiple coats of lacquer, the artist carves his or her design into the hardened clay in both low and high relief. The carved screen design is than skillfully painted in soft traditional colors. Frequently gold and silver leaf is applied to highlight the background of coromandel screens.
Combining traditional styling with distinctively crafted elements this collection of decorative screens and room dividers is a tribute to artistic purity and functionality. In addition to decorative value of Coromandel screens, a decorative screens room dividers may serve many functional purposes. (invitinghome.com)
this item is final sale and non-returnable.