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Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Showa Screen Tales of the Genji

$1,499

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A gorgeous four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting scenes from the Classic Japanese narrative "Tales of the Genji". The dark, rich colors, gold leaf and beautiful hand painted detail of the characters really make this an attractive work. Original decorative period brass hardware adds another wonderful touch. Signed and stamped by artist. This piece is sure to stand out in almost any setting weather used as a divider or hung on the wall as a work of art. Acquired from a collector who lived in Japan for two decades. Likely Showa period but possibly Meiji period. Approximate dimensions when fully extended: 36" high, 70" wide, 1" deep Approximate folded dimensions: 36" high, 18" wide, 3 to 4" deep.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 70 in. (177.8 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Showa (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 1800s-Early 1900s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In good vintage condition with one small puncture at the base of the far-left panel and minor wear to wood frame/ backing cloth (one small tear to backing cloth, very minor. Please see photos). A very beautiful and engaging work overall.
  • Seller Location
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2254315804911

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    Ships From: Studio City, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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