Wednesdays Classic, Coromandel Screens

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Coromandel Screens or Chinese screens as many know them, were first introduced to England, and then eventually to continental Europe, in the 17th century. It's recognized today as a distinct element of Chinoisserie but it was also widely used during the Art Deco period with less elaborate decorations. The folding screens took their names after the Coromandel Coast in south-eastern India where many shipments from China were gathered and then shipped over to Europe. The design on the screens are carved onto the many layers of dark lacquer, sometimes decorated with gold leaves and then painted over, that it's what give them their rich texture and relief.
I personally love them because of their great Architectural enhancement effect. Whichever way you like to use them, they come in handy when dividing a space as well as hiding clutter in a corner.

via Elle Decor

Michael Taylor

Coco Chanel apartment. This time she used one of her 32, yes you read that right, Coromandel screens in a corner for an Architectural touch. Below she used a few fixed on the walls.

I love this room by Windsor Smith via Architectural Digest.

A table setting with an elegant Chinese screen in the background. via

Pamela Skaist house. via
Below are a few finds available.

Three Panel wood Coromandel screen via and an Art Deco screen via Inviting Home.

Ming Dynasty Screen via

8 Panels Coromandel Screen via
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