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31203 Tall Jali screen with integral double door
QTY: 2 £1,100 Each
31171 Impressive full height Jali screen with doors
QTY: 1 £2,250
31169 Salvaged multi glazed panel pine door screen
QTY: 1 £150
31062 C19th wooden Chinese decorative room screens
QTY: SOLD £1,750 The Set
31056 Salvaged 3m run of mahogany bar front
QTY: 1 £850
31038 Salvaged 3.3m run pine panelling / bar front
QTY: 1 £850
31032 Elizabeth I carved oak panel dated '1581'
QTY: SOLD £925
31016 Reclaimed carved teak frieze / panelling
QTY: 8 Remaining £65 Per Section
31015 Reclaimed mid-Century oak bar front
QTY: 1 £1,850
31009 Salvaged oak panelled curved corner bar
QTY: 1 £3,850
30939 Salvaged oak panelling with pilasters - 5m
QTY: SOLD £1,975 The Set
30902 Salvaged cast iron decorative gates
QTY: SOLD £675 The Pair
30901 Job lot of reclaimed panelling approx 17m
QTY: Job Lot £1,875 Job Lot
30899 Job lot of oak panelling with antique finish
QTY: 1 Job Lot £1,450 Job Lot
30894 Reclaimed large curved oak bar
QTY: 1 £8,650
30891 19thC pine shop / counter front
QTY: 1 £550
30883 25m balcony gallery from a Welsh chapel
QTY: 1 £6,250
30842 Salvaged cast iron diamond rectangular panel
QTY: 1 £110
30838 Reclaimed cast iron grille / panel
QTY: 1 £175
30757 (SetG6) Indian style ornate door / panel
QTY: 1 £275
30756 (SetG6) Ornate plaster mouldings door / panel
QTY: 1 £275
30704 Antique pegged oak full height room panelling
QTY: SOLD £1,150 Job Lot
30660 Reclaimed pine shop front
QTY: 1 Job Lot £975 Job Lot
30653 Job lot of reclaimed stained glass windows
QTY: Job Lot £785 Job Lot
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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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