Six Fabulous Folding Screens

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:

Mahogany, mirror, and steel 6th Screen by James Duncan

Tim Button: We loved this mahogany, mirror, and steel screen by James Duncan so much we borrowed it from Profiles in the NYDC for a show house.

Wrought-iron Art Deco screen by Edgar Brandt in a dining room by Bruce Bierman

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.

Solis screen in flame lacquer, gold leaf, and blackened metal by Tony Duquette

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 flat screen

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.

1940s metal, brass, and lucite fire screen

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.

Scaletta trompe l'oeil folding screen designed by Piero Fornasetti, circa 1956

Barry Goralnick: Also from Dragonette Ltd., a marvelous trompe l’oeil Scaletta screen designed by Piero Fornasetti around 1956 and produced in the 1960s.