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Early 20th Century Paintings and Screens

Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Magnolia in Bloom
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Magnolia in Bloom
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Vibrant blue mineral pigments and mica dust on mulberry paper. Deco painting, beautifully executed. Signature unreadable.
Two-Panel Screen, Group of Six Cranes by Orchid
Two-Panel Screen, Group of Six Cranes by Orchid
Unknown
Vintage 1920s Japanese Paintings
Paper
Two-panel folding screen; ink, mineral colors, and gofun on paper.
Pair of Six-Panel Screens, Sheep by Trees
Pair of Six-Panel Screens, Sheep by Trees
Vintage 1920s Japanese Paintings
Paper
The screen is made from ink, mineral colors, gofun (powdered calcified shell) and gold wash on paper and dated (Showa era (1926–1989)). In this tranquil fall scene, a flock of she...
Two-Panel Screen, Wild Turkey Hen and Chicks Between Lotus
Two-Panel Screen, Wild Turkey Hen and Chicks Be...
Vintage 1920s Japanese Paintings
Silk
Mineral colors and gofun on silk.
Japanese Two-Panel Screen "Flowering Tree by Edge of a Stream"
Japanese Two-Panel Screen "Flowering Tree by Ed...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Rimpa-style painting of branches hanging low next to a river, a Korin subject and Korin-style ripples in the river. Unusual technique of raised paint (gofun) covered in silver with a...
Japanese Four Panel Screen, Okinawa Painting of a Temple Scene
Japanese Four Panel Screen, Okinawa Painting of...
Vintage 1920s Japanese Paintings and Screens
Okinawa paintings are few and far between and have different colors and textures from other Japanese screens. Vibrant mineral pigments on a soft ground of mulberry paper, signature a...
Japanese "Treasure Rabbits" Two-Panel Screen Taisho Period, 1915
Japanese "Treasure Rabbits" Two-Panel Screen Ta...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Fabric
Japan, a beautiful and unusual two-panel screen Byobu with seven hand embroidered Rabbits including -Treasure rabbits appliques -Shushu- applied to its cream colored paper surface an...
Japanese Two Panel Screen: Flowering Lilies on the Beach with Dancing Crabs
Japanese Two Panel Screen: Flowering Lilies on ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Japanese Two Panel Screen: Flowering Lilies on the Beach with Dancing Crabs. Spider lilies, tiger lilies, and morning glories Taisho (1912-1926) / Showa (1926 - 1989) period Min...
Japanese Six-Panel Screen "Wild Grasses and Peonies by Rivers Edge"
Japanese Six-Panel Screen "Wild Grasses and Peo...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Mineral pigments on gold leaf. Artist: Keibun (Matsumura). One of a pair with S1428, sold separately.
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Swallows in Tropical...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Okinawa painting with palm trees, flying swallows, and antheriums. Graphic and dynamic splashes of color and design gives this painting an air of modernism. This is a traditional sub...
Chinese Ancestral Portrait Painting
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Rosewood, Paper
Chinese ancestral painting of three officials on paper is striking with its bold colors. It is displayed in a carved rosewood frame and protected with plexiglass.
Lattice Wood Panel, Suzhou, China, Early 20th ...
Early 20th Century Chinese Other Wall Brackets
Wood
A Chinese wall panel, in lacquered / carved wood, from Suzhou, circa 1920. Well preserved.
Early 20th Century Pair of Indonesian Paintings...
Early 20th Century Indonesian Paintings and Screens
Wood, Burl, Paint, Paper
Pair of paintings on paper depicting wayang kulit also known as shadow puppets. These Indonesian folk paintings are on paper under glass with lovely aged burled wood frames. The pain...
Important Japanese "Moon Rabbits" Two-Panel Scr...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Fabric
Japan, a beautiful and unusual two-panel screen Byobu with nine hand embroidered Rabbits including fantastic -moon rabbits appliqués -Shushu- applied to its cream colored paper surfa...
Antique Chinese 1900s Fretwork Panel with Geome...
Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
An unusual fretwork panel with intricate bird motif from early 20th century China. This Chinese fretwork panel features an unusual intricate bird motif in the center and bat motifs o...
Chinese Hardstone and Lacquer Folding Screen
Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Stone
This stunning Chinese screen is an exceptionally well-crafted piece, beautifully decorated with intricate hardstone carvings. Measuring nearly two metres in height, this screen has c...
Japanese Two-Panel Screen "Pine Tree on Silver"
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Japanese two-panel screen: Pine tree on silver. Ink painting on silver leaf. Signed "Shugaku" with a seal dated circa 1920. Artist: Nishimura Shugaku (1867-1924), based in Kyoto, ...
Japan Important Horse Uma Scroll Silk Painting ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Bone, Silk, Wood, Paper
Japan important horse -uma- hand-painted scroll painting ink on silk, Keisen Tomita (1879-1936) Taisho period Accompanied by its original signed double box tomobako. Dimensions: 2...
Japan Antique Two Horses Hand-Painted Silk Scro...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Japan, an attractive old hand painting on silk scroll of a pair of artistic horses and spring felt Sakura cherry tree, signed. With desirable old bone rollers. Period: Taisho perio...
Early 20th Century Chinese Reverse Glass Portra...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Glass, Wood, Paint
With its sparkling color and Folk Art appeal, this portrait painting from circa 1900 makes a delightful accent to a bedroom or study. This portrait painting of a young woman is an ex...
Early 20th Century Chines Reverse Glass Portrai...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Glass, Wood, Paint
With its sparkling color and folk art appeal, this portrait painting from circa 1900 makes a delightful accent to a bedroom or study. This portrait painting of a young woman is an ex...
Large Chinese Painted Screen With Bamboo Forest
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens
Fantastic large-scale Chinese hand-painted six-panel screen depicting a bamboo forest interspersed with groups of figures and rock outcroppings. Hand painted paper laid down on board...
Ink Pine Trees on Silver Leaf, Japanese Screen ...
Uenaka Chokusai
Antique Early 1900s Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens
Silver Leaf
Pine trees Uenaka Chokusai (1885-1977) Pair of six-fold screens. Late Meiji period, circa 1910. Ink and silver leaf on paper. Signature: Chokusai Seal: Chokusai ...
Japanese Garden Screen with Koi, Iris, & Turtle...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Japan, a superb four-panel silk screen byobu depicting a panoramic garden replete with koi, turtles, Iris nestled near a walking bridge and wooden roofed shelter. This attractive scr...
Cornelius 'Kees' Terlouw Oil on Canvas 'Flowers'
Kees Terlouw
Early 20th Century Dutch Paintings and Screens
Canvas
Cornelius 'Kees' Terlouw oil on canvas 'flowers' Cornelius 'Kees' Terlouw (1890-1948) Oil on canvas Dutch origin Measures: 108 cm height 70 cm width Unframed. ...
Andrianna Shamaris Sumatra Palm Screen
Andrianna Shamaris
Antique Early 1900s Primitive Screens and Room Dividers
Wood, Palmwood, Reclaimed Wood
Hand-carved screen sculpted from a hollowed out Sumatra palm tree with incredible width. Great as a room divider or as an outdoor shower partisan. Stained espresso. Andrianna Shamar...
Japanese Scroll Painting, 'Crimson Lotus', Koba...
Kobayashi Kahaku
Vintage 1920s Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Crimson Lotus (Titled storage box) Kobayashi Kahaku (1896-1943) Japanese hanging scroll. Ink, mineral pigments, gofun and mica on silk. Signature: Kahaku Seal: Kahaku A ...
Japanese Antique Peaceful Zen Screen, Moon Ligh...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Paper
Japan, a fine two-panel screen Byobu of simple brush strokes on cream ground paper, in a serene, peaceful mood of a rising moon over mountains a waterfall and bamboo. It dates Ta...
Japanese Antique Set Five Silk & Bamboo Blinds ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Paper
Japan, a fine set of five antique silk and bamboo sudare- Japanese rolled screens or blinds complete with original incised metal hangers and pretty silk bows. Fine condition. Rolled ...
Japanese Antique Gold Calligraphy Screen, Golde...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Paper
Japan, a fine two-panel screen Byobu of broad black brush strokes on gold ground, in big bold calligraphy roughly translating as "high moral behavior" or as the literal Chinese trans...
Japanese Four Panel Screen, Monkeys in Tree
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Ink on paper, signature and seal read RYO.
Chinese Framed Painting on Paper Mounted on Fra...
Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings and Screens
Metal
A very nicely painted scene depicting a group of beauties and a male in a palace setting on the water. Pleasing and decorative subject symmetrical beyond belief. We date this to the ...
Japanese Two Panel Screen, Herons in Willow by ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Mineral pigments on mulberry paper Artist signature and seal read: Yoshi Take / Houshou.
Japanese Two Panel Screen, Heron under Willow a...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Mineral pigments on mulberry paper Artist signature and seal read: Yoshi Take / Houshou.
Japanese Six-Panel Screen, Autumn Maple and Phe...
Antique Early 1900s Japanese Paintings and Screens
Mineral pigments on mulberry paper with gold leaf.      
Chinoiserie Screen Art Deco Style in Colour Chi...
Unknown
Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Lacquer
Wood
Chinese Paravent, Art Deco style, China red lacker, main frame in black lacquer, base material wood, can be used as room divider as back side as a decoration as well, Front bird des...
Japanese Meiji Four-Panel Moriage Style Chrysan...
Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens
Brass, Silk, Wood, Paint, Paper
Dramatic early 20th century Japanese late Meiji period Byobu screen featuring painted chrysanthemums. Made in a rare moriage design with raised white flowers for a beautiful 3D effec...
Six-Panel Peacock Folding Screen by Hirai Chokusui
Hirai Chokusui
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Wood, Paper
This six-panel folding screen by Hirai Chokusui, which includes the artist's seal, depicts one of the artist's favorite subjects: the peacock. The majesty of this peacock in flight i...
Folding Carved Wood Antique Japanese Shibayama ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Screens and Room Dividers
Bone, Mother-of-Pearl, Wood, Lacquer
This large Japanese folding screen exhibits highly impressive Shibayama work, carved with inlays of precious materials in high relief. The two panel folding screen depicting scene...
Japanese Fine Antique Glass Beads "Peace" Curta...
Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens
Glass, Beads
An exceptionally elusive find. This fine quality 100+ year old Japanese handcrafted glass beads curtain or noren (entry way curtain) is hand assembled from colorful antique glass ...
Peacock Pair by Cliffs
Araki Kanpo
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Silk, Gold Leaf
Two-panel folding screen; ink, colors, gold and gold-leaf on silk A majestic peacock stands on top of a craggy cliff and surveys the world around him, while his mate walks below,...
Japanese Screen with Seasonal Flowers
Rimpa School
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Gold Leaf, Paper
Four-panel folding screen; ink and mineral colors on gold leaf on paper. Seasonal flowers, such as daffodils, dandelion, morning glory and lilies.
Antique Japanese Watercolours in Italian Giltwo...
Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Picture Frames
Giltwood, Paint
Set of two miniature Italian Baroque style giltwood frames with beautiful Japanese watercolours which are not original to the frames.  
Six Panels of Chinese Lacquer, circa 100 Years Old
Unknown
Early 20th Century Chinese Lacquer
Lacquer
Six amazing and charming panels of Chinese lacquer, inlaid with gems and jade. The panels are bough from a famous fashion designer in his Monaco estate, circa 100 years old. They are...
Antique Chinese Painted Four Panel Screen or Do...
Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Pine
Four splendid carved panels of an antique Chinese wooden screen with the open four lucky keys carved pattern in the top panels, circa 1916, in old yellow or gold paint on one side, o...
Pair of Polychrome Six Fold Japan Screens of Mi...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Pair of early 20th century Japanese polychromatic six fold paper screens, painted with hills dotted with trees, shrouded in mist with the beginnings of a rainbow forming on the side ...
Japanese Scroll Painting, Amaranth and Rooster,...
Unknown
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Amaranth and Rooster Artist unknown Hanging scroll, ink, mineral pigment and gofun on silk. Painting inscription: Tojo ?? Painting seal: Tojo ?? circa 1930 Dimensio...
Early 20th Century Chinese Hataman Cigarette Ad...
Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Paintings and Screens
Glass, Wood, Paper
This framed advertising poster for Hataman Cigarettes from the late 1920s melds the meticulous detail of traditional Chinese painting with the craft of color lithography. These adver...
Early 20th Century Chinese Fashion Poster
Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Paintings and Screens
Paper
This poster from the 1930s melds the meticulous detail of traditional Chinese painting with the craft of color lithography - and a side of risque. This example is unique in that it s...
Early 20th Century Chinese Advertisement Poster
Chen Shiqing
Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Paintings and Screens
Paper
This vintage poster from 1930 featuring a fashionably dressed mother with her healthy son and daughter are auspicious subject matter for traditional Chinese New Year prints because t...
Early 20th Century Chinese Peony and Phoenix Pa...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Wood, Paint
Gazing up at this bed canopy, the married couple who commissioned this painting would have a constant reminder of good fortune. Delicately painted, the wood canopy brings to life sym...
Chinese Qing Dynasty Ancestral Portrait
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Gold Leaf, Plexiglass, Wood, Paper
Colorful Chinese Qing dynasty ancestor portrait of a high ranking official or ruler depicted sitting with a beautifully embroidered robe decorated with rank badges. Bright colors are...
Chinoiserie Painted Silver Leaf Six-Panel Wallp...
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings and Screens
Brass, Silver Leaf, Wood, Lacquer, Paper
Elegant and feminine chinoiserie six-panel wallpaper screen featuring a hand-painted scene of flowers, birds, and butterflies over a hand-applied silver leaf background. Crafted from...
Japanese Unique and Elegant Kannon, Gifted by E...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Gold Leaf, Wood
From our recent Japanese Acquisitions Travels. Rare find. Once gifted by the Emperor of Japan. This unique and elegant Japanese framed Kannon effigy - goddess of mercy- was created...
Japanese Fine Vintage Hand-Sewn Silk Kimono Qui...
Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens
Silk
An exceptionally fine quality Japanese hand-sewn small fabric quilt wall art crafted from 19th-20th century Kimono fabric in the form of miniature kimono. Bold colors. It is im...
Chinese Original Black Lacquer Wall Painting Pl...
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Paintings
Wood, Paint
A large stunning visual chinoiserie masterpiece of the yellow bridge war in China, handcrafted with impeccable attention to detail. Signed. With brass hardware ready to hang.
Pair of Japanese Paintings on Silk
Vintage 1920s Japanese Paintings and Screens
Silk, Glass, Wood
A large pair of hand Japanese paintings on silk. Framed and silk double matted in later frames. The floral branches with hummingbirds on each. Some wear to frames but the painting ar...
Early 20th Century Chinese Reverse Glass Painting
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Glass, Wood, Paint
With its sparkling color and folk art appeal, this reverse glass painting of a young woman makes a delightful accent to a bedroom or study. Thought to have developed during the Itali...
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