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Four-Fold Screen

Khan, E.H. & Co., London H. 183, W.213, c. 1910, Screen, four-fold, painted and gilt leather

<p align="JUSTIFY"><span lang="EN-AU">The screen is constructed from four painted and gilt-leather panels mounted on a simple pine framework. Each leaf has a serpentine top rail and the folds are decorated in oil colours and gold. The central parts of each panel show idealized rustic scenes with shepherds, shepherdesses, musicians and children; the upper parts contain pastoral landscapes and the lower parts exotic fruits. The screen was illustrated in the trade </span><span lang="EN-AU">catalogue of E.H. Khan & Co. with the title <i>Springtime</i>.  The screen was given through the LAF by Lady Martin in 1956.(C. Gilbert, <em>Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, </em>Vol. II, 1978)</span>