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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Japanese Screens

If you are drawn to the beauty of Japanese screens, you may enjoy browsing the site of London art dealer, Gregg Baker. Baker is said to have the largest stock of Asian screens in Europe, and a wide sampling can be found on his site along with a brief history of these decorative and functional pieces.

Shown above, Baker's pair of Taisho period, two-fold paper screens painted in ink and color on a buff and sprinkled gold ground, with sparrows flying through a forest of white cedar, lacquer and chestnut trees. Signed: Shunsui.

To learn more, Collecting Japanese Antiques is a good resource too.

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