LOUIS XIV STYLE SCREEN IN CARVED WOOD WITH WADERS
Three-leaf Louis XVI style screen in lacquered and gilded wood decorated with oil paintings on canvas representing waders. In the upper part of the leaves are set bevelled glasses. The wooden structure is finely carved with acanthus leaves, flowers and ribbons rolled in gold leaf. The central panel, slightly larger than the other two, is topped by a wreath of roses tied with a ribbon. Each leaf is decorated with an animal painting on canvas depicting wading birds in their natural environment: cranes among reeds, flamingos surrounded by palms and herons in a landscape of irises. These scenes of great finesse illustrate the taste for exoticism and the return to Nature in the decorative arts of the Louis XVI style reinterpreted in the 19th century. The back of the leaves is covered with plain green fabric.
Left panel size: 46cm x 141cm
Middle panel size: 54cm x 154cm
Right panel size: 46cm x 142cm
Late 19th century, Circa: 1890
Dim: W: 146cm, D: 3cm, H: 154cm.
Dim: W: 57,5in, D: 1,2in, H: 60,6in.
Condition Report: In good condition overall. light wear to the gilding and some wear to the paintings, with a scratch on the center canvas at the top.