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My mother has a chinese screen that we believe is 19th

My mother has a...

My mother has a chinese screen that we believe is 19th century. approx 6 feet high and just over 8 feet wide. Had appraisal many years ago but cannot locate it. We are looking to sell it and need to know what it worth. The figurines are carved covered in glass. very detailed

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
the screen is over 6 feet tall and over 8 feet wide.
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Thank you for the images. Please allow me some time to look these over for you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok Do you have any questions?

Hello,

Would you please be able to provide more clear, in-focus images of the screen?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Those are all that i currently have. unfortunately.

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Hello,

Thank you for your patience.

This is an antique, 19th century, heavily carved 6-panel folding screen that although purported to be from China is made in the Japanese Shibayama style which includes carved bone, ivory and stone elements that are carved in to pieces that are placed on the surface to create a 3-dimensional, or bas-relief image.

The glass is more likely a later additional to possibly keep the pieces from being touched and knocked off, as it is not typical to add glass to Asian folding screens.

Very clear, in-focus, extreme close-ups and more clear images would help in determining if this is Chinese done in a Japanese style or Japanese depicting Chinese scenes, this was common for objects from both countries.

High sale value for this is $5000 - $8000.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
that you. It was actually mentioned that it may be japanese however I forgot that until you mentioned it. your estimate is substanialy lower then the appraisal that came in 20 yrs ago. Has the market dropped?

Hello,

You are welcome and my pleasure to be of help to you here.

Yes, unfortunately, the market has changed significantly, especially since the Recession.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you

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You are welcome and thank you for the positive rating.

I would be happy to help you with any items in the future.

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