Wooden tsuitate 衝立 (partitioning screen) with a lotus flower design
Price: € 280,00
Japanese wooden tsuitate 衝立 (partitioning screen) with an open work design of lotus flowers and -leaves growing in the water. Above a small panel with an arabesque pattern. It has a great dark brown patina, and is placed in a pair of block-shaped legs.
Height 71.3 cm, Width 59.2 cm, Depth 23.4 cm.
Period: Japan – Late Meiji period / Taishô period (First quarter 20th century)
In a very good restored condition with signs of age. The panel leans a little forward. Please look at the photos for a clear condition reference.
A tsuitate (衝立) is a form of single-panel portable partition traditionally used in Japan since at least the 6th century. Apart from their use as works of art, they are often used to screen entrances, and block wind and sun. They may also partition rooms, divide the public part of a shop from the residential area behind, and act as a signboard. (From Wikipedia)