Four-Fold Screen

Khan, E.H. & Co


An example of the artistic leather screens that were fashionable in the first decade of the 20th century.

The screen is constructed from four painted and gilt-leather panels mounted on a simple pine framework. Each leaf has a serpentine top rail and the folds are decorated in oil colours and gold.

The central parts of each panel show idealized rustic scenes with shepherds, shepherdesses, musicians and children; the upper parts contain pastoral landscapes and the lower parts exotic fruits. The screen was illustrated in the trade catalogue of E.H. Khan & Co. with the title.  The screen was given through the LAF by Lady Martin in 1956.(C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, Vol. II, 1978).


Khan E.H. & Co

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