18th Century Embossed, Painted and Gilded Leather Screen

$16,500.00 18th Century Embossed, Painted and Gilded Leather Screen

18th Century Embossed, Painted and Gilded Leather Screen

$16,500.00

A Baroque embossed four-panel leather screen, decorated with exotic birds, flowers, masks as fountain spouts, and a really cute squirrel. Panels are presented on a 20c black wood frame. 

European embossed and painted leather, also know as cuir do Cordoue, originated in North Africa and was introduced to Spain, and then other parts of Europe, beginning as early as the 9th century. Patterns for cuir de Cordoue followed fashions in silk damask, and the colorful leather was used commonly as wall hangings. This screen likely originates from Avignon, where decorative leather was produced beginning in the very early 1600s.

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  • Date Of Manufacture 18th century
  • Period 18th century
  • Materials Embossed, painted leather, wood frame.
  • Dimensions 79 1/2" tall, 94" wide, 1 1/4" deep
  • Style Baroque
  • Condition Very good.
  • Inventory Number FRU88