Japanese byobu screen

Sep 14, 2020. 18:38 UTC
Japanese Byobu Screen
United States of America

Japanese art

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4-Panal Screen, approximately 3 feet tall, 7 feet wide overall Purchased in/near Okinawa during the late 1960s-early 1970s (during the Vietnam War) Some minor damage, mold on one panel


Purchased by my father when stationed in Okinawa during the Vietnam War.

Answered within about 8 hours
Sep 15, 02:16 UTC
By Sara S

Fair Market Value

$100 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Chris,

Thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. The item presented appears to be Japanese folding screen (byōbu, 屏風). The item appears to depict a traditional style landscape and dates to the early-mid 20th century. The screen does present some conditions such as accretions and general discolorations, possibly some paint loss. The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of other comparable byōbu screens with similar depicting and dimensions. The estimate is contingent on a full condition report. Please note asking or dealer prices may vary. Thank you and please take care.

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