A fine French giltwood four fold screen, the top and base panels with exceptionally well carved detail with repousse decoration, the silk fabric now distressed.
The Exhibition of 1851 at Crystal Palace gives international recognition: The Crystal Palace, with its magnificent proportions, and many iron ships already plying the sea, are clear evidence of the great future that is still reserved for the and cast iron. Turning now to what is the proportionate share of each country in the progress the industry has made cast iron so far, we find that France, once again less than Germany and England in the manufacturing eventually surpass and it now occupies the first place in the art of smelting iron.
Circa = 1860
Item Reference 2362
Height = 70.00 inches
Width = 140.00 inches
Condition = Excellent
Windsor House Category = Screens