Folding screens are both functional and decorative—beautiful objects with which to break up a space, hide an unpleasant sight, or add a touch of theatrical flair. Here are six exceptional examples we’ve used or admired:
Bruce Bierman: The sensational Edgar Brandt Art Deco screen is perfect with the Paul Dupré-Lafon dining table and chairs and the Simonet Frères chandelier.
Carl D’Aquino: Finished with flame lacquer, gold leaf, and blackened metal, the amazing Solis Screen by Tony Duquette is available at Dennis Miller Associates.
Glenn Gissler: Used to divide a large room, this plain painted screen makes a perfect background to the art and objects displayed on free-standing shelves.
Barry Goralnick: I saw this 1940s fire screen at Dragonette Ltd., in Los Angeles. Made of metal, brass, and Lucite, it’s perfect for “faux” Manhattan fireplaces.
Barry Goralnick: Also from Dragonette Ltd., a marvelous trompe l’oeil Scaletta screen designed by Piero Fornasetti around 1956 and produced in the 1960s.