screen bobbin 1
screen bobbin 1

Late C19th North African/Egyptian bobbin-turned triple screen 

length:180cm x 192cm height

(Reference : bobbin screen 1101) Price: £3,700

 

This hardwood screen is inlaid with Mother-of-Pearl and bears Arabic inscriptions. Its most unusual feature is a semi-cylindrical 'door' in the central panel. This is reminiscent of a 'kissing gril' used in the window frames of Islamic Southern Spain.  With all-over carving and extensive turned bobbin work.