Coromandel Screen Scenery, patterns carved out of a lacquered surface, then painted with oil lacquer. Genuine examples are twelve panels but are modern examples are commonly four panels. Functionally, the screens serve as room dividers, a headboards for room dividers, and headboard for the bedroom, behind the sofa as a wall decoration or in a hallway. Because the screens are carved and painted on both sides, one bold and other muted, these screens can serve in many settings and are a valuable asset to chinoiserie d├ęcor.