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32235 Ornamental antique cast iron panel
QTY: 1 £300
32195 Antique Indian teak Mehrab arches
QTY: 1 Set £3,450 The Set
32185 Simplistic set of louvre shutters in frame
QTY: 1 £450
32184 Set of salvaged louvre shutters in frame
QTY: 1 £450
32080 Late 19th century oak panelling from France
QTY: 18 Metres £6,250 Job Lot
32061 Impressive deep red Jali screen and doors
QTY: 1 £2,950
32056 Set of 15m² reclaimed shutters
QTY: 20 Shutters £1,275 Job Lot
32050 Heavy hardwood ornate double door panel
QTY: 1 £2,450
32049 Unique blue teak bi folding door panel
QTY: 1 £2,075
32046 Old Jali hardwood screen with double doors
QTY: 1 £2,450
Reserved until 05/12/2021
32032 Antique Jali hardwood screen and double door
QTY: 1 £2,450
SOLD
32027 Extraordinary painted teak cupboard doors
QTY: SOLD £725 The Pair
32025 Reclaimed carved wood hanging panels
QTY: 6 £85 Each
32024 Original carved teak wall hanging panels
QTY: 6 £85 Each
32018 Uniquely carved teak wall hanging panels
QTY: 6 £85 Each
32014 Decorative reclaimed teak ornate wall panels
QTY: 6 £90 Each
32012 Salvaged teak decorative hanging panels
QTY: 6 £90 Each
32007 Reclaimed colourful Nandi cow / buffalo panel
QTY: 1 £645
32006 Run of mahogany panelling
QTY: Job Lot £1,950 Job Lot
31672 large reclaimed Gothic style mirror
QTY: 1 £975
SOLD
31670 Antique painted door panel from India
QTY: SOLD £700
SOLD
31669 Decorative old painted Indian door
QTY: SOLD £725
SOLD
31624 17thC carved oak tester panel
QTY: SOLD £1,850
31606 Two antique carved oak dado panels
QTY: 1 Pair £1,895 The Pair
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Panelling and Screens


Wood panelling first started to appear around the 15th Century.  At this time it was known as wainscotting, and the wood panels, primarily of oak, served to make the interior of old stone buildings more comfortable, providing insulation and decoration to otherwise stark stone walls. Early panelling is invariably made of oak, but in the 17th and 18th centuries, deal and pine were also commonly used. The panelling was often painted or limewashed, the cheaper softwoods were also sometimes given a painted woodgrain finish to resemble more expensive oak.  Early panelling typically incorporated sections of carved wood, especially linenfold patterns and geometric shapes, often diamond in form. 

Some of the most beautiful panelling comes from France, 17th and 18th Centuries, known as Boiserie.  This panelling is usually very elegant and is often painted and gilded. 

Wood panelling has continued to be popular into the 20th Century, the Edwardians were very fond of having panelled billiards rooms and studies. English Salvage usually has a good selection of reclaimed panelling in oak, mahogany and softwoods, both British and Continental.  Wood panelling is especially popular with designers for shop fittings, restaurants and bars, to create a traditional ambience, or to clad bar fronts or create dividers.  Glazed screens, mostly 19th and 18th Century, are also used to create dividers in shops and bars, where transmission of light is important, these often incorporate sections of stained glass. 

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