Carved Lattice Screen, Warm Elm
This simple, beautifully crafted lattice screen in warm elm finish is made up of four hinged panels. Each one is created with mortise and tenon joints, with both sides being bevelled. It works perfectly as a room divider in a living room or just as a statement piece in the corner of a room. The Chinese used decorative screens - either lacquered and painted or carved - from early on as a means of providing privacy. Whilst later ones tended to be very ornate and heavily carved, more understated designs like this were popular during the Ming dynasty.