Paul Feher Art Deco Ebonized & Parcel Gilt Screen Room Divider
This Art Deco period screen (circa 1920-1940) features four lacquered panels with gilt decorations including trees and song birds, plus feet wrapped in copper. Each panel measures 16" across and 72" (6') tall. We believe this may be a design by Paul Feher (1898-1990). Born in Hungary, Feher moved to Paris in 1923 and soon thereafter joined the studio of Paul Kiss. At the height of the Art Deco movement Fehér left Paris to join Martin Rose in Cleveland as resident designer at Rose Iron Works. After briefly returning to Hungary, he eventually settled for good in the U.S. He worked as a muralist on Long Island, and moved to Hollywood around 1935 where he achieved success as an interior designer. His clients included Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford (he worked on their home, Pickfair), and Edward G. Robinson. He remained at his residence on Balboa Island, San Diego and continued designing elegant interiors for homes and restaurants in California through the 1970s. (Source: Henry Adams with contributions by Henry Travers Newton and Joan Kahr's article, "Paul Fehér" in the Summer 1998 edition of Metalsmith Magazine.) Condition is good. There are scratches and scuffs, small chip losses, and losses to the lacquer finish especially along the top, some of which have been partially restored. Please review our images carefully. Additional images gladly forwarded upon request.
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