This charming rare folk art screen/room divider was made by an artisan at the French workplace, studio Atelier Marolles in the 1950’s. It is a hand wrought iron screen depicting six different animals in fifty 6″ x 6″ panels. All the animals are constructed from two pieces of convex steel welded together, and not simply a metal plate cut in silhouette. The animals are: camel, horse, elephant, rooster, goose, and pig. The screen is finished in black paint.
Atelier Marolles was started by Jean Touret and a group of talented artisans worked there in the 1950s – 60s. Works from this studio are of superior quality, rare and sought after. As it is completely hand-made, the images vary slightly. Circa 1955.
Condition: In excellent condition with age appropriate wear.