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Oriental Room Dividers

Antique Oriental Wooden Screen with English Lacquer
Located in Milano, IT
Antique oriental separator from the 19th century, of fine oriental manufacture. This separator is made entirely of wood, with painted designs, created by 3 doors that close again. ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Anglo-Japanese Screens and Room Divi...

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Wood

  • Antique Oriental Wooden Screen with English Lacquer
  • Antique Oriental Wooden Screen with English Lacquer
  • Antique Oriental Wooden Screen with English Lacquer
  • Antique Oriental Wooden Screen with English Lacquer
H 42.13 in. W 48.43 in. D 0.79 in.
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6 Panel Coromandel Laquer Oriental Room Divider
Located in New York, NY
Six panel coromandel laquer room divider depicting various Chinese scenes.
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20th Century Chinese Screens and Room Dividers

Six paneled Oriental Screen
Located in So. Egremont, MA
Hand painted gold leaf background with flowers, clouds, birds<br /> and Bamboo
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Early 20th Century Japanese Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Paper, Wood

  • Six paneled Oriental Screen
  • Six paneled Oriental Screen
  • Six paneled Oriental Screen
  • Six paneled Oriental Screen
H 71 in. W 24 X 6 in.
20th Century Oriental Style Foldable Screen
Located in London, GB
Swedish foldable screen from the mid-1900s with three panels and hand painted wallpaper insets. Measures: 135 W x 179 H x 2 D cm (Each section measures 45 cm). Good vintage con...
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20th Century Screens and Room Dividers

  • 20th Century Oriental Style Foldable Screen
  • 20th Century Oriental Style Foldable Screen
  • 20th Century Oriental Style Foldable Screen
  • 20th Century Oriental Style Foldable Screen
H 70.48 in. W 53.15 in. D 0.79 in.
1970s Oriental Room Divider
Located in Antwerp, BE
Fabel scene room divider. European, 1970s. Oriental inspired. H 200 cm L 160 cm.
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Vintage 1970s European Art Deco Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood, Acrylic

  • 1970s Oriental Room Divider
  • 1970s Oriental Room Divider
  • 1970s Oriental Room Divider
  • 1970s Oriental Room Divider
H 78.75 in. W 63 in. D 0.79 in.
Oriental Four Panel Folding Screen, Double Sided Room Divider, Partition
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an oriental, four panel, folding screen, a double sided room divider or partition dating to the late 20th century. Astonishing detail to the profusely decorated screen A...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Export Screens and Room Dividers

Oriental Lacquered Screen
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully carved Oriental bi-fold screen. The ebonized wood frame intricately carved with a large bird and leaf design that is continued down the sides and onto the bottom panel. ...
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Antique 19th Century Screens and Room Dividers

  • Oriental Lacquered Screen
  • Oriental Lacquered Screen
  • Oriental Lacquered Screen
  • Oriental Lacquered Screen
H 79 in. W 34 in.
Oriental Coromandel Eight-Panelled Screen
Located in Stamford, CT
Oriental screen, circa early 20th century.   
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Early 20th Century Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Late 19th Century Oriental Four Fold Lacquered Screen
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A very good quality Oriental four fold lacquered screen. Imagined islands and foliage to the front and the reverse with stylised foliage flowers. When closed the width 15.5 inches.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Screens and Room Dividers

Large Vintage Black Lacquer Oriental Chinese Carved Soapstone 5-Panel Screen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large vintage 92" black lacquer Oriental Chinese carved soapstone 5-panel screen. Item includes figural carved soapstone scenes, black lacquer finish, 5 panels, free standing, very n...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Screens and Room Dividers

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Soapstone

Chinese Hardstone Chinoiserie Decorated Oriental 6 Panel Screen, 20th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
A vintage Chinese chinoiserie decorated room dividing screen offers ebonized black lacquer finish with village landscape scene with figures, pagoda structures and bridge with hardsto...
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Stone

Oriental screen
Located in New Orleans, LA
6-panel Chinese screen
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Chinese Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

  • Oriental screen
  • Oriental screen
  • Oriental screen
  • Oriental screen
H 94.5 in. W 17&quot;ea panel in.
Oriental Coromandel Screen
Located in So. Egremont, MA
This Unusual Chinese Coromandel Screen in dark brown and ivory was not made for the export market.The graphic quality of only having two colors and the unique use of negative space m...
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Vintage 1940s Chinese Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Paint

Oriental 6 Panel Screen
Located in Wainscott, NY
20th Century Oriental Screen, Wood Painted<br /> with Mother of Pearl insets
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20th Century Screens and Room Dividers

  • Oriental 6 Panel Screen
  • Oriental 6 Panel Screen
  • Oriental 6 Panel Screen
  • Oriental 6 Panel Screen
H 72 in. W 96 in.
Coninental Screen Painted in the Oriental Manner
Located in London, GB
Continental Screen painted in the Oriental manner comprising eight panels.
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Early 20th Century French Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Wood, Paper

20th Century Oriental 10-Panel Lacquered Screen with Cranes & Bamboo, Gold Tones
Located in Atlanta, GA
Dramatic 20th century oriental 10-panel lacquered screen with cranes and bamboo at daybreak, gold tones Each panel: 18" W x 1" D x 83.5" T Overall: 180" W No hardware.
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20th Century Asian Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Wood

Oriental Room Dividers For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of oriental room dividers available for sale. The range of distinct oriental room dividers — often made from wood, paint and paper — can elevate any home. Oriental room dividers have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of oriental room dividers to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Art Deco oriental room dividers are of considerable interest.

How Much are Oriental Room Dividers?

Oriental room dividers can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,400, while the lowest priced sells for $1,160 and the highest can go for as much as $14,000.

Finding the Right Screens and Room Dividers for You

Whether they are implemented as decorative accents or makeshift partitions to ensure privacy, antique and vintage folding screens and room dividers easily introduce sophistication and depth to any space in your home.

The earliest examples of folding screens are said to have originated in China and go back at least as far as the Han dynasty. Screens of the era were heavy structures made of wood and had hinges of cloth or leather. They were adorned with elaborate landscape paintings that were typically created on silk or paper canvases and applied directly to the screen’s panels afterward. Just as they had been in the 20th century and today, the folding screens then were recognized for both their practical and purely decorative properties.

Japanese room-divider screens were also decorated with paintings but constructed to be lightweight and mobile. They took on considerable event-based importance when the structures gained popularity in the East Asian country, as the folding screens were used in performing arts such as concerts, tea ceremonies and more. Later, artists elsewhere warmed to folding screens and sought to create their own.

In European countries such as France, where they were known as paravent, folding screens began to materialize in apartments in Paris, gaining favor with the likes of pioneering couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, who is said to have accrued more than 30 and used them as a precursor to what we now know as wallpaper.

On 1stDibs, find a wide range of antique and vintage folding screens and room dividers, which, given their history, may do a better job of bringing people and cultures together in your home than sectioning off a space. Search by material to find options in metal, fabric or wood, or browse by style for mid-century modern designs and examples from the Art Deco era.

Questions About Oriental Room Dividers
  • Lotus Gallery
    Lotus GallerySeptember 23, 2020

    Room dividers can also be referred to as screens or panels.

  • Lotus Gallery
    Lotus GallerySeptember 23, 2020

    For standing room dividers, make sure you set them up in an accordion or or zig zag fold pattern to keep them from falling down.

  • PAGODA RED
    PAGODA REDOctober 7, 2020

    Lightweight Japanese paper lattice screens known as shōji are a versatile way to define a living space and block drafts. Painted folding screens known as byōbu are also used as decorative elements, often featuring landscapes, animals, and flowering plants. Chinese folding screens were traditionally comprised of monumental hinged panels, intricately carved and decorated with panoramic landscapes or stone inlay.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Carlton room divider is a Memphis-style icon made of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and plastic laminate. A highly sculptural piece, it features a bookcase, drawers and shelves painted in lovely muted primary colors. Shop Carlton room dividers from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass did not design the Carlton room divider for a specific patron or client. He created the piece while working with the Memphis Group, an art collective that held joint shows from 1981 to 1987. Find a selection of Ettore Sottsass furniture on 1stDibs.

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