The antique folding screen is a decorative element of great furniture, it consists of some shaped panels joined together by hinges, can be two or more panels, and was used as a partition or as a wall.
The antique folding screen goes back from China to 220 d.C. from the beginning they were formed by a single panel, then diffused with multiple panels, initially they were cleverly decorated silk, wooden structure and iron hinges, then spread leather, rice paper and sandalwood. They became popular under the Tang dynasty. In the late Middle Ages were introduced in Europe, the French were to popularize this fashion, with screens imported to chinoiserie inlay of hard stones and ivory. Coco Chanel was an avid collector of Chinese antiques folding screens, especially Coromandel Peninsula. Latest arrivals