A folding screen is a type of free-standing furniture. It consists of several frames or panels, which are often connected by hinges or by other means. It can be made in a variety of designs and with different kinds of materials. Folding screens have many practical and decorative uses. It originated from ancient China, eventually spreading to East Asia, Europe, and other regions of the world. A special lacquer technique used for the manufacture of it - pieces of gold foil was placed in a thick layer of varnish at different depths on the surface could be up to 30 layers of lacquer, and the work is very time consuming.