In a Paris apartment [below] I used a stunning 8 panelled Coromandel screen instead of curtains. In front sits a Chinese table and, left and right, Art deco chairs which can be easily whipped away and replaced with light folding chairs, a cloth thrown over the table awaits luncheon guests. On the far right, is an 18th century Chinese lacquer commode. The screen can be closed to let in daylight. None of this dates, I am proud to say, except for the spot lights in the ceiling!