Original Wood Panel Room Divider Screens
and Fireplace Boards
Eugenia Talbott, having a strong background in design, has long been known for her original art, but is also respected in design circles for her hand painted, one of a kind room divider screens and fire boards - known in the South as Dummy Boards. Talbott's original screens are hand painted on wood with exquisite faux finishes on the back and feature brass hardware. Talbott also creates, from reproduction and recycled antique furniture, a beautiful line of hand painted furniture and accessories that showcases her exquisite animal paintings and masterful faux finishes. Should a customer want to commission a room divider screen or a hand painted piece of furniture, the artist gladly accepts custom orders. Talbott says her love for room divider screens stems from the antique screens her mother collected, but in fact it began early in her career as a continuation of her murals.
Many of Talbott's murals can be found in some of the finest homes and buildings in the south. One example is the hand painted border she recreated for the Main Street Presbyterian Church. Organized in 1829 in Columbus, Ms. Talbott refers to the church as an "architectural jewel, covered from head to toe with hand painted finishes." To have been part of the restoration team was a dream come true for Talbott, who felt at home on scaffolding more than thirty feet above.
Talbott offers the collector the ability to commission a one of a kind hand painted room divider screen, choose from her collection of originals, or order a limited reproduction of one of her original screens. Whatever one chooses, the options are unlimited. Nothing speaks more to this artist than the act of joining forces with her clients in the birth of creation.
Limited Edition room divider screens are also available for purchase. Reproduction screens are four – six panels each (fireplace screens are three panels), perfect translations of Talbott’s original oil paintings, and sold on a limited edition basis. All screens are handmade to order; images are printed directly on the wood panels and finished with protective sealers, requiring eight weeks preparation time. Contact us for details.