Circa 1890.  Antique hand-painted folding dressing screen.  This large and impressive four panel dressing screen, depicts a dynamic scene of a storm wracked sea with two shore lines visible, one a distant coast with a castle and the other a near sandy shore with fisherman unloading their catch.  On the water between these two shores are several sail boats and what appears to be the wreck of a small boat.  Each panel of this screen is slightly curved, on both top and bottom and outer sides, something I have not seen before.  The back is painted an off white.  The screen is quite heavy and probably has a solid wood core.  Very good, all original, "as found" condition with only very minor chips in the paint and some wear to the edges.  Very decorative, sturdy and useful in the best tradition of 19th century painted screens.  Unsigned.    64" wide x 72" tall overall, each panel is  16" wide x 72" tall and 7/8" thick.  Price  $3600.00

Item ID # 5744

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