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Lot 21: DUTCH FOUR-FOLD POLYCHROME AND GILT LEATHER SCREEN 18TH CENTURY Overall 248cm wide, 228cm high
January 25, 2017
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
DUTCH FOUR-FOLD POLYCHROME AND GILT LEATHER SCREEN
each fold comprised of three leather panels embossed and decorated with flowering urns amongst C scrolls, lambrequins and strapwork
Overall 248cm wide, 228cm high
Generally the screen is in fair condition, particulary to one side.
It is double sided with the same leather panels to each.
Generally the leather is fine and naturally ages with allover cracking to the surface. Paintwork is reasonably fresh with some cracking and the gilt is evident but slightly rubbed and faded.
The panels have been re-mounted in the frame (which may be later) and bound by faux leather strapping.
As such the panels are showing nail holes round the edges as they are not in their original mounts.
Mainor scuffs and one or two small emusion drips here and there
One panel has worked free of its strappint to one edge and there is a small tear
General appearance of leather similar to side A however on the outer folds there are several significant tears to the leather and one panel has losses to one corner
The central two folds are of with one panel having a small tear.
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