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6 Panel Japanese Byobu
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A Japanese screen. A six panel, Japanese Byobu screen depicting white birds perched in a pine tree and flying over a flowing river. Provenance: Private Collection Heather James Fine...
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19th Century Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paper, Pigment

6 Panel Japanese Byobu, Japan, Meiji/Taisho Period (Early 20th Century)
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A six panel Japanese Byobu in gold and green, paint on paper and wood by an unknown artist from the Meigi or Taisho peiord. The artwork is unsigned. Provenance: Private Collection He...
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19th Century Tribal Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paint

Pair of 2 Panel Japanese Byobu
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A landscape painting by an unknown Japanese artist.
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Early 20th Century Land Landscape Paintings

Materials

Pigment

  • Pair of 2 Panel Japanese Byobu
  • Pair of 2 Panel Japanese Byobu
  • Pair of 2 Panel Japanese Byobu
  • Pair of 2 Panel Japanese Byobu
H 67.5 in. W 148 in. D 1 in.
Japanese Byobu Style Four Panel Mounted Screen Cherry Blossoms
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Amazing four panel screen mounted in an opulent gilt, reeded frame depicting a spring floral landscape with cherry blossoms. Made in the Japanese Meiji period style in the manner of ...
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20th Century American Chinoiserie Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Four-Panel Folding Screen Byobu Signed Showa Period C.1950
Located in London, GB
A four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a floral scene with birds. Japan, C.1950 Showa Period An attractive example, beautifully hand-painted detailing. Painted in t...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Paper

Japanese Asian Large Six-Panel Folding Byobu Flower Cart Screen, 19th Century
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous six-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen. Listing as Meiji period but could very possibly Edo period. Decorated with peonies, irises and wisteria, and two traditional flowe...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Landscape Hunting Scene
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a hunting scene with various warriors and animals spread across a vast, mountainous landscape with lush forest. The dark...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Showa Nature Pine Tree Screen
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a nature scene with an extended pine tree branch. The dark, rich colors, gold leaf, and beautiful hand-painted detail of...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Signed Two-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Blossoming Floral Tree
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous two-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a nature landscape scene with a blossoming flower tree and a running stream below. The bright, rich colors, gold leaf, an...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Signed Six-Panel Folding Byobu Showa Screen Tales of the Genji
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous six-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting scenes from the Classic Japanese 11th century literary work "Tales of the Genji" by Murasaki Shikibu. The dark, rich colo...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Showa Screen Playful Yellow Bird
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a nature scene with a playful yellow and green bird frolicking in nature among the blossoming/blooming bamboo and forest...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Large Edo Period Six-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Floral Landscape
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous six-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a floral landscape scene from the perspective of looking over a home veranda. The rich colors, gold leaf, and beautiful h...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Textile, Wood, Paint, Paper

Antique Japanese Two Panel Byobu
Located in Palm Beach, FL
An antique Japanese two panel byobu Ink and gouache painting of cranes by a lakeside shore. Buff parchment with highlights of sunago (gold leaf mist). This technique is not only b...
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Antique Late 19th Century More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

Japanese Vintage Folding Screen / Byobu / Abstract Painting / Partition
Located in Sammushi, JP
I couldn't identify the author, but it is a folding screen art by a Japanese artist made in 1998. This folding screen is one piece. And this has a different front and back design. Bo...
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1990s Japanese Arts and Crafts Furniture

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Other

Japanese Vintage After Hiroshige "Tokaido Road" Screen Byobu 28 Prints
Located in South Burlington, VT
This unusual Japanese six-panel screen with twenty eight (28) authentic and old Hiroshige Tokaido Road series ukiyo-e prints applied on paper, in a symmetric and balanced manner and ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

Hand Painted Japanese Folding Screen 'Byobu' Ponies Painting, Watercolor
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The horses in a stabile painting of this four-panel screen are hand painted in watercolor on rice paper, with a border consisting of gold leaf squares, carefully mounted over jointed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Large Six-Panel Byobu Folding Screen Plum Tree with Hawk
Located in Studio City, CA
An absolutely stunning large 6-panel folding screen. One of the most beautiful we have come across. The screen is hand-painted and features a stoic, proud hawk in a blooming plum tre...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Wood, Paint, Paper

Japanese Tosa School Four-Panel Folding Byobu Screen "Tales of Genji", 1800 Edo
Located in Studio City, CA
A mesmerizing and gorgeously conceived Edo period four-panel Byobu screen with intricately hand painted Imperial courtyard scenes, flowing waters, green treed rolling landscapes on g...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Antique 19th Century Japanese Two-Panel Screen ‘Byobu’, Kano School, Edo Period
Located in London, GB
Japanese Kano School Edo period two-panel screen depicting flowering prunus and bamboo on a rock formation, with colorful birds next to a body of water. Vivid mineral pigments on a g...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Hand Painted Japanese Folding Screen Byobu of Egrets by the Trees
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The egrets by the trees painting of this two-panel screen is hand-painted in watercolor, on squares of gold leaf which are applied by hand to the paper base over carefully jointed wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Hand Painted Japanese Folding Screen Byobu of Lotus Pond and Mandarin Ducks
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The lotus pond and mandarin ducks painting of this four-panel screen is hand painted in watercolor, on rice paper over carefully jointed wooden lattice frames. Lacquer rails are then...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Wood, Paper

Japanese Byobu Golden Silkscreen Paravan, 1940s
Located in Brussels, Ixelles
Original 1940s Japanese silkscreen also known as Byobu, with golden inner panels. Wooden frame ornated with brass elements.
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Vintage 1940s Japanese Japonisme Screens and Room Dividers

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Silk

  • Japanese Byobu Golden Silkscreen Paravan, 1940s
  • Japanese Byobu Golden Silkscreen Paravan, 1940s
  • Japanese Byobu Golden Silkscreen Paravan, 1940s
  • Japanese Byobu Golden Silkscreen Paravan, 1940s
H 78.75 in. W 96.46 in. D 0.79 in.
A four-panel Japanese screen (byobu)
Located in Winter Park, FL
A medium-size six panel screen decorated with scenes from the famous Japanese novel The Tale of Genji written by Lady Murasaki in the 11th century, depicting from left to right, a ma...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Brocade, Ink

A pair of six-panel Japanese screens (byobu)
Located in Winter Park, FL
Each screen similarly decorated with a continuous scene of Tartar archers hunting, some on horseback and others on foot accompanied by dogs, charging deers and boars in a mountainous...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Ink

A pair of six-panel Japanese screens (byobu)
Located in Winter Park, FL
Each screen similarly decorated with a continuous scene depicting flying cranes and others standing along a lake bordered by pine trees.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Paintings

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Ink

Edo Period Byobu Japanese Screen Cherry Blossoms and Birds
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Exquisitely detailed birds sit on the branches of a wind swept old gnarled cherry tree covered in delicate white blossoms. Gilt clouds reflect light beautifully. The rocky shore on...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Hardwood, Handmade Paper

20th Century Furusaki Byobu
Located in TORINO, IT
Naka Houkou - Six panell furusaki byoubu. Front: paper and color Back: Raw silk and ink.
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Antique 1890s Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Paper

  • 20th Century Furusaki Byobu
  • 20th Century Furusaki Byobu
  • 20th Century Furusaki Byobu
  • 20th Century Furusaki Byobu
H 13.39 in. W 108.67 in. D 0.79 in.
17th/ 18th Century Edo Period Japanese Kano School Style Byobu Screen
Located in Louisville, KY
ink on mulberry bark paper, depicting scenes of silk production in a mountainous landscape. Note: the Kano School was pioneered by Kano Sanraku, (1559-1635) worked in Kyoto and was a...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Japanese Japonisme Paintings and Screens

Ansei Uchima Woodblock Print on Japanese Paper, Forest Byobu "Fragrance"
Located in Providence, RI
This is a very special woodcut print because it was created by a master of the genre, Ansei Uchima. Uchima studied the traditional Japanese art of woodcut printing in Japan and caref...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Paper, Ink

Painted Rice Paper & Wood Screen (Byobu)
Located in New York, NY
Hand painted byobu screen from Meiji Period Japan. First design available as a pair, with rural scene continuing in second piece. Second design pictured also available as pair or sin...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

  • Painted Rice Paper & Wood Screen (Byobu)
  • Painted Rice Paper & Wood Screen (Byobu)
  • Painted Rice Paper & Wood Screen (Byobu)
  • Painted Rice Paper & Wood Screen (Byobu)
H 68.5 in. W 150 in. D 2 in.
Japanese Byobu Hand Painted Silk Screen
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful early-mid 20th century 6 panel Japanese Byobu folding screen. It is signed and features hand applied painted scenes of cloudy mountains and trees in gold tones. The corn...
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Vintage 1940s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Wood, Paint

  • Japanese Byobu Hand Painted Silk Screen
  • Japanese Byobu Hand Painted Silk Screen
  • Japanese Byobu Hand Painted Silk Screen
  • Japanese Byobu Hand Painted Silk Screen
H 65 in. W 102 in. D 1 in.
"Misty Morning" Japanese Byobu Screen
Located in Chicago, IL
Originally used to define living spaces and block drafts, Japanese screens also provided artists with a large surface for paintings. Secured by paper hinges, the panels present a sea...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

  • "Misty Morning" Japanese Byobu Screen
  • "Misty Morning" Japanese Byobu Screen
  • "Misty Morning" Japanese Byobu Screen
  • "Misty Morning" Japanese Byobu Screen
H 67.5 in. W 146 in. D 0.5 in.
"Stable Jump" Two-Panel Japanese Byobu Screen
Located in Chicago, IL
The term byobu means “wind wall” and as the name suggests painted folding screens, like this one, were originally used in Japanese homes to block drafts of air. The oldest screens da...
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Antique Early 1700s Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

  • "Stable Jump" Two-Panel Japanese Byobu Screen
  • "Stable Jump" Two-Panel Japanese Byobu Screen
  • "Stable Jump" Two-Panel Japanese Byobu Screen
  • "Stable Jump" Two-Panel Japanese Byobu Screen
H 65.75 in. W 37.75 in. D 1.5 in.
19th Century Edo Painted with Iris Japanese Signed Byobu Screen
By Japanese School
Located in Valladolid, ES
Stunning Edo japanese Byobu floral painted screen, with bronze fitting . Signed. Represents an iris field.
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Antique 1890s American Edo Paintings and Screens

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Bronze

Japanese Cranes and Lotus Blossom Byobu Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Beautiful painted Japanese byobu screen featuring white cranes among lotus blossoms. Painted on hand-made paper with hues of green and bold white colors. Bordered with a light silk b...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Village Landscape Scene
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a colorful village scene with numerous people engaged in village life. The dark rich colors, deep gold leaf, and beautif...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Cranes in Flight over Sea
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a flock of silhouetted cranes/birds in flight over a vast oceanic landscape. The screen is subtly and beautifully hand-p...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Paper, Wood

Japan, Antique Pair of Two-Panel Screens Byobu Depicting Koi
Located in South Burlington, VT
Japan, a pair of two panel screens byobu depicting Koi, ink and mineral colors on paper, each screen 168cm, 67.5” high and 187cm, 75” wide, Taisho to early Showa period, (1920’s-1930...
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Vintage 1920s Japanese Japonisme Paintings and Screens

Edo Byobu Screen, Japanese Hand Painted and Gilded Six Paper Panels
By Japanese School
Located in Valladolid, ES
Outstanding great and colorful and gilded paper room divider with painting of people enjoying free time, visiting the Otori jinja in Asakusa-Japon. Mid-20th century, Showa Period. L...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Four Panel Landscape Byobu Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Hand-painted Japanese four-panel landscape Byobu screen. Features a mountain scene with pine trees and a village depicted in watercolor over gilt squares. Radiant colors stand out ag...
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20th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Brass

  • Japanese Four Panel Landscape Byobu Screen
  • Japanese Four Panel Landscape Byobu Screen
  • Japanese Four Panel Landscape Byobu Screen
  • Japanese Four Panel Landscape Byobu Screen
H 36.5 in. W 71 in. L 36.5 in.
Antique Japanese Six-Panel Landscape Screen Byobu
Located in Torino, IT
Originally used to define living spaces and block drafts, Japanese screens also provided artists with a large surface for paintings. Secured by paper hinges, this exquisite screen (B...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Paper

  • Antique Japanese Six-Panel Landscape Screen Byobu
  • Antique Japanese Six-Panel Landscape Screen Byobu
  • Antique Japanese Six-Panel Landscape Screen Byobu
  • Antique Japanese Six-Panel Landscape Screen Byobu
H 66.93 in. W 148.42 in. D 0.79 in.
Japanese Four-Panel Painted Landscape Byobu Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Idyllic Japanese four-panel painted landscape byobu screen. Features a delicate painted scene of mountains and trees on a gilt background with beautiful shading and blue highlights. ...
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20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Four-Panel Spring Byobu Folding Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Colorful Japanese painted four panel byobu folding screen depicting trees with blossoming flowers and blue birds. Vibrant spring colors on a silk ground signed and sealed on left sid...
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Four-Panel Cherry Blossom Silk Screen Byobu
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dazzling Japanese four panel Byobu silk screen painting of cherry blossoms. Features a gilt background with a delicate watered silk wavy texture. The watered appearance is similar to...
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20th Century Japanese Modern Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Two-Sided Folding Byobu Silk Painted Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Unique Japanese two-sided folding byobu screen featuring paintings on silk depicting a garden scene on one side and three ducks with prunus on the opposite side. The front side havin...
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20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Taisho Period Byobu Screen with Noh Scenes
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large Japanese two-panel Taisho period Byobu screen featuring colorful Noh scenes from a narrative play. Produced with handmade mulberry paper with rich texture and fiber. The screen...
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20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Wood, Paper

Japanese Two-Panel Screen from the Kano School Byobu
Located in Stamford, CT
A Japanese two-panel screen from the Kano School Byobu, with silver leaf and rolling waves.
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Antique 1890s Japanese Paintings and Screens

Japanese Four Panel Byobu Screen of White Egrets
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Idyllic Japanese four-panel Byobu screen depicting a hand-painted seascape of white egrets, wooden boat, and lily pads under a faint crescent moon. Vibrant colors of blue, white, pin...
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20th Century Japanese Modern Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Four-Panel Blue Mountain Landscape Byobu Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic Japanese four-panel landscape byobu screen featuring a blue mountain landscape scene. Painted on silk reminiscent of a Chinese splash color artist style with deep hues of gr...
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20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Four-Panel Floral and Foliate Byobu Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Colorful Japanese four panel byobu screen featuring a large floral and foliate bloom drawn on paper. Beautifully decorated with intricate details on an organic textured paper and bor...
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20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Fabric, Silk, Wood, Paper

Japanese Four Panel Silk Byobu Screen of Chrysanthemums
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Vintage Japanese four panel silk Byobu screen of delicate chrysanthemums and a small bird. Features a hand-painted gold silk ground bordered with a silk brocade. Water damage stain o...
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20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Four Panel Byobu Screen Dragon Chasing Flaming Sun
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic Japanese four-panel byobu screen depicting a dragon in the clouds against a gold leaf square background. Chasing a flaming red jewel or sun amid large white clouds. Ink and ...
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20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Four-Panel Byobu Screen of Quail and Flowers
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Beautiful Japanese four-panel Byobu screen featuring Japanese quail and spring flowers on a gilt background. Set with a silk brocade border in an ebonized wood frame. Signed and seal...
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20th Century Japanese Meiji Screens and Room Dividers

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Silk, Wood, Paint, Paper

Japanese Four-Panel Gold Leaf Byobu Screen with Cranes
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Spectacular Japanese four-panel byobu screen featuring squares of gold leaf hand painted with white cranes. The screen is decorated with large green lotus blossoms amid pines and flo...
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20th Century Japanese Hollywood Regency Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Japan Fine Antique Set Six Lacquered Makie Byobu Screen Accents
Located in South Burlington, VT
From our recent Japanese Acquisitions Travels. This is a beautiful set of six (6) Japanese Lacquered Makie Byobu Osae decorative screen accents nested in their original box. Attrac...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

Materials

Lacquer

Japanese Antique Evergreen Mountains and Lakes Screen Byobu, Six Panels
Located in South Burlington, VT
Japan, a fine six-panel screen Byobu of bold and precise brush strokes on paper, in a serene, peaceful panoramic mountainside packed with stunning evergreen pine trees winding among ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Japanese Six-Panel Byobu Screen of Pine Trees on Gold Leaf
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Exquisite Japanese six-panel byobu screen featuring pine trees on squares of gold leaf. Beautifully painted with delicate brush strokes. Mounted flat for display on a wall. Set in a ...
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20th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Four-Panel Byobu Screen of Cranes and Willow on Gold Leaf
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Early 20th century Japanese Meiji four-panel screen featuring cranes and a willow tree. Painted on squares of gold leaf with a rich patina and set in an ebonized wood frame with a br...
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20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Hand Painted Japanese Folding Screen Byobu Floral Painting, Watercolor Gold Leaf
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The spring scene painting of this six-panel screen is hand painted in watercolor, on squares of gold leaf which are applied by hand to the paper base over carefully jointed wooden la...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Pair of 18th Century Gold, Painted Japanese Six Fold Screens, 'Byobu' Edo Period
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A pair of 18th century gold and painted Japanese six fold screens, (Byobu) Edo period. These are a very rare pair of large Japanese screens, the screens are each six fold and have be...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Japanese Edo Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

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Japanese Byobu For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Japanese byobu for your home. A Japanese byobu — often made from metal, paper and wood — can elevate any home. There are 86 variations of the antique or vintage Japanese byobu you’re looking for, while we also have 8 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a Japanese byobu — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A Japanese byobu made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. Robert Crowder each produced at least one beautiful Japanese byobu that is worth considering.

How Much is a Japanese Byobu?

Prices for a Japanese byobu can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $285 and can go as high as $32,500, while the average can fetch as much as $1,598.

Finding the Right Paintings and Screens for You

Traditional Asian paintings were often created on scrolls and folding screens. Artisans made screens that could be folded up or spread out by connecting several panels using hinges. Today, antique Asian folding screens and paintings are sophisticated decorative accents that can serve as makeshift partitions to ensure privacy.

The original folding screens were created by Chinese artists. The earliest record of screens comes from the 2nd century B.C., and surviving examples date back to the Ming dynasty. Chinese painting utilizes many of the same tools as calligraphy — these screens were crafted from wood with painted panels featuring striking art or calligraphy that told cultural stories or represented nature and life in the area.

The practice was introduced to Japan, where paintings for screens were made on paper and silk, in the 8th century. These paintings frequently feature subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and Buddhist religious themes. Along with screens for tea ceremonies and dance backgrounds, there were screens for use in Shinto and Buddhist temples.

In the 17th century, screens began to be imported to Europe where their popularity grew. Coco Chanel famously collected Coromandel folding screens.

Traditional Asian paintings can make a tasteful addition to any wall, and screens can be used as decoration or, in the case of larger iterations, as an aesthetic way to divide a large room. Browse the selection of antique Asian paintings and screens from a variety of styles and eras on 1stDibs.