A screen is a type of furniture consisting of multiple panels or frames, often attached by hinges or other means. Screens are traditional Chinese art for decorative purposes and can be made in multiple designs with a variety of materials. These decorative hand-painted antique Chinese screens are originated from ancient China, which eventually spread to the rest of East Asia and was famous in Europeans.
Chinese Folding Screen
Chinese Coromandel screens, ebony folding screens, which have panels of flared black lacquer, are often painted in gold or other colors and are often decorated with jade and other porcelain, stones, or shells. Most of these 12-leaves panel screens were quite large. Scenes of Chinese life or landscapes were common, but sea scenes and European hunting were also famous. During the Kangxi period of the Qing Dynasty, these screens were probably made in northern or central China; in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, where they were transferred to Europe; they derive their name from the Coromandel Coast of India by traders of English and French East India companies. These were often referred to as Bantam screens and Coromandel screens, Dutch merchants brought these screens from Bantam in Java. Many imported screens were cut to make panels for various types of cabinet furniture in the 18th century,
Chinese Screen Room Divider
The screen room divider is a piece of furniture that divides a room into different areas. Architects and interior designers use room dividers to divide the space into separate areas. There are several types of screen room dividers: shoji screens, walls, pipe and drape screens, and cubic partitions. Room dividers can be made of many materials, including framed cotton canvas fabric, plexiglass, wood carved, pleated fabric, or mirrors. Railings, shelves, or plants can also be used as dividers.
In China, folding room screens were found in the 7th century, where they were used by royalty. They were beautiful and very heavy and were not moved. More portable room dividers for tea ceremonies, religious ceremonies, and outdoor processions were used by the Japanese in the eighth century. Using wood, leather, silk, mirrors, and deco pages, European tourists created their version of the Asian screen dividers. Painted folding screens are now used in restaurants, homes, schools, corporate offices, hospitals, and convention centers.
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Chinese Privacy Screen
Chinese privacy screens are a great example of modern-day free-standing portable room dividers. These folding walls allow moving easily, so you can place your dividers wherever needed. You can use them to partition the rooms to take a class or create private areas or spaces.
In this century, the use of privacy screens has outpaced residential use. These privacy screens are now used in healthcare settings, schools, churches, restaurants, airports, lobbies, museums, corporate offices, and convention centers. The purpose of privacy screens has changed. Their purpose goes beyond dividing a room or creating privacy. The users have realized the benefits of creating the smallest functional room in a large room but will now use dividers for multiple applications.
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