This is a magnificent antique French Louis Revival giltwood three-fold dressing screen, circa 1870 in date.
This superb screen features three glazed panels above three beautifully carved giltwood panels that have been reupholstered in a sumptuous gold damask fabric.
The scrteen is further surmounted by distinguished giltwood foliate motifs.
Be sure to add a superb luxurious element to any room with this lovely screen.
In excellent condition, having been cleaned, polished and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 202 x Width 165 x Depth 3
Dimensions in inches:
Height 79.5 x Width 65.0 x Depth 1.2
There is no doubt that giltwood furniture is an expression of grandeur and luxury. The golden hue of these pieces comes from the application of real gold leaf—a highly valued material both then and now. When it comes to buying antique giltwood furniture for your collection, there are many different considerations to keep in mind, many of which come down to personal preference.
Origins of Giltwood
The gilt gesso technique appeared in England at the end of the seventeenth century with the work of Jean Pelletier, a Huguenot craftsman who received royal patronage at Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. James Moore, a royal cabinetmaker working in the early eighteenth century, expanded on this technique with increased drama and exaggeration to the carving. Throughout the Georgian era in the eighteenth century, gilded furniture was highly prized as some of the finest furniture available as it emulated the ever popular taste for French style and décor.
Our reference: 09889