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Your Gorgeous Gilded Asian Art Folding Screen Makes a Splendid Gift

Updated on January 25, 2013

Exquisite Example of Japanese Scroll Painting on an Oriental Folding Screen with Gold Foil - perfect Valentine's Gift

Art Develops in Conjunction With Calligraphy

To the Western mind, calligraphy stands distinct from painting, but in Asia the two arts belong in the same category.

The stylized written word enhances and completes the painting of image, with or without the landscape, to form a unified presentation.

The Primacy of Calligraphy As An Art Form

Orientalists value calligraphy as an art form, often, but not always, combining the beautifully drawn letters into a painting, as an art element rather than merely as words.

Accessible Painting

While contemporary western painting may baffle the viewer who has little art education, Japanese artwork is designed to enhance a feeling of closeness with the viewer. Peace, not confrontation, is an acknowledged goal of traditional Asian art.

Gold and Silver

Japanese artists are fluent in the use of both gold foil and gold pigment.


In early ages Japanese artists selected images they knew, commonly from the religious images of Buddhism.

Adaptations from Others

Japanese painters and calligraphers found models in the Chinese art of their day, especially in scenes depicting landscapes, which they readily adopted as their own.

“their works were less varied in subject matter, color and materials. Their hopes and their triumphs offered nothing like the Western temptations to novelty, and their legacy is not easy for Western minds to understand.”

Asian painters' ambitions were not so much of the Western competitive, innovative, frame of mined- rather they sought a more philosophical goal, inviting contemplation.

Today it is not uncommon to see traditional and contemporary scenes on Japanese screen panels next to each other on the same folding screen. Read More

Tigres et dragons par Kano Sanraku

photo credit for both photographs: Left Side Screen Pairs With Screen Below

Right Side of Above Screen Set

Order of the Rising Sun Recipient Says:

“the highest achievements of Japanese art embody a unique way of experiencing the world, one with enormous potential to enrich the present”

An enduring quality of Japanese artworks, pointed out above by a Curator at the Smithsonian, James Ulak.

For decades he has played a highly meaningful role in deepening the understanding of Japanese artistic traditions in the English-language sphere and beyond, according to Yukio Lippit Harvard University professor and distinguished scholar in the field of Japanese painting.

Press About Ulak

Simple Gilded Elegance For Your Home

Gold Gilded Japanese Folding Screen

Oriental Furniture 36" Gold Leaf Sakura Blossom
Oriental Furniture 36" Gold Leaf Sakura Blossom

The ultimate in folding screen luxury is affordable, and gracefully enhances a room.


What Is The Color of Your Choices

Do you prefer gilded folding art screens, or photographic screens?

Yes, I think gold is the epitome of home decorator room dividers.

Yes, I think gold is the epitome of home decorator room dividers.

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    • Delia 4 years ago

      I absolutely love the gold in home decor...not too much, but a hint with a beautiful screen would be wonderful!

    The folding art screens that tickle my decorating fancy don't include gold foil.

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      • nifwlseirff 4 years ago

        Personally I like the more muted screen designs, without the gold.

      Decorate With Gilt Gold Leaf Screen

      Oriental Furniture 36" Gold Leaf Sakura Blossom
      Oriental Furniture 36" Gold Leaf Sakura Blossom

      Calm elegance will order your room when you display this gorgeous 72" folding screen.


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          kathysart 4 years ago

          I decorate in Asian so of course would LOVE to have a screen. I saw one at a used stuff store about a year ago. It was major cheep but I did not get it. Can you believe that? Nope me either.

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          WriterJanis2 4 years ago

          These are all so beautiful.

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          lesliesinclair 4 years ago

          @delia-delia: That's a fantastic idea. I'd love to see some, and may even try my hand at painting screens.

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          lesliesinclair 4 years ago

          @MiaMusement: Oh, that's a kind thing to say.

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          lesliesinclair 4 years ago

          @nifwlseirff: So glad you stopped long enough to leave your comment.

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          Delia 4 years ago

          Lovely screens...I have painted and sold screens and usually paint both sides so it can be reversible.

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          MiaMusement 4 years ago

          Has anyone told you today that you have a beautiful smile? You do! This is a lovely lens, and thanks so much for dropping by to say hi!

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          nifwlseirff 4 years ago

          The mother of pearl inlaid screen (a current ebay auction you have listed) is stunning - so much better than gold! Although the golds are beautiful, they are a bit too gaudy for my taste in home decor.