1 of 8 images

Art Deco Carved Églomisé Mirror Screen ‘Signed’


Remarkable both in its design and in its execution, this wheel-cut églomisé screen was created circa 1940 by David Harriton, whose firm Harriton Glass Works was based in New York City. Harriton was responsible for some of the most important 20th century architectural art glasswork, including the dramatic glass domes in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Rare today, Harriton’s work was acclaimed in 1944: "The process of carving glass by means of a sandblast has been known for years, but so exacting are the requirements for producing really fine art by this means that only a few artists can meet them. Among these is David Harriton, of New York…. In Harriton’s big studio close to the East River, he has rooms for designing, preparing the glass, and sand¬blasting. Here he produces murals, windows, wall plaques, screens and similar objects – some of them clear, others backed with color that shows through either frosted or transparent glass."(1). The present screen features the twelve signs of the modern zodiac in églomisé gold on silver leaf with the corresponding zodiac symbol superimposed and wheel-engraved on each panel’s front surface. The upper right corner panel is signed upper right on its face, “Harriton, New York.” Marks: Upper right panel is signed “Harriton, NY” (Ur). Literature: “Carving Glass with Sand.” Popular Science December 1944, Vol. 145, No. 6, pp. 110-111. (1)“Carving Glass with Sand.” Popular Science. December 1944, Vol. 145, No. 6: pp. 110-111.


  • Condition
    Good. Minor losses to two outer strips of glass frame, restored. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 74 in. x W 64.5 in. x D 2 in.

    H 187.96 cm x W 163.83 cm x D 5.08 cm

  • Seller location
    Southport, CT
  • Seller reference number
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012
Typical response time: 8 hrs
Located in Southport, CT
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

You May Also Like

Art Deco Style Four-Panel Screen Signed and Dat...

A four-panel screen in the Art Deco style 1970s in superb original condition, signed and dated Van de Yrede 79.


Unusual Art Deco Style Carved and Lacquered Scr...


American Screens and Room Dividers


Unusual Art Deco style carved and lacquered screen, room divider depicting woman swimming surrounded by dancers, amazing work, hand-carved and painted.


Art Deco Screen

Joan R. Hathaway

American Screens and Room Dividers


Art Deco screen. A rare and important engraved Lucite screen. This monumental screen depicts an art deco figure in the manner of Demetre Chiparus. Signed by the designer, Joan Ros...

$2,200 / set

Art Deco Turkey Bronze Bookends Signed Irenee R...

Irénée Rochard

French Animal Sculptures


Art Deco Turkey bronze bookends signed Irenee Rochard. Very nice with original patina, mounted over marble bases. Irénée René Rochard (French, 1906 ~ 1984) born in Villefranche su...

$3,100 Sale Price
40% Off

Carved Deco Panel Architectural Screen

European Screens and Room Dividers

Wood, Giltwood

Four panel screen in carved architectural giltwood deco scene. Back of screen is black with routed red, green and yellow lines around perimeter. Screen has a very dynamic presence, ...


Unique Lacquered Art Deco Screen


American Screens and Room Dividers

Silver Leaf

A gorgeous, unique, American Art Deco four panel screen, carved and lacquered, both front and back, with a tropical scene in beautiful vivid colors and a textured design in the style...

$1,730 / set

Art Deco Bronze Ram Bookends on Marble Base Sig...


French Bookends

Bronze, Belgian Black Marble

Art Deco bronze ram bookends. Signature/ marks: Scribe Style: Art Deco Date: 1930 Material: Bronze with green patina. Belgian black marble base. Origin: France Size: H 18 cm x ...


Coromandel Lacquered Art Deco Screen by V. Fumo

Victor Fumo

French Screens and Room Dividers


Screen in coromandel lacquer, composed of 5 lacquered wood sheets articulated by brass hinges. Each leaf is composed of coromandel lacquer representing an African scene, composed in ...