Large Japanese style screen, Art Deco style, Oil on panel signed W. Houben


  • Creator / Artist / Designer:W. HOUBEN
  • Signature / Monogram:Signed "W. Houben" down right
  • Period:20th Century / Mid Century / 1940 - 1960 
  • Country of Origin:Belgium
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):200 x 250 x 3 cm
  • Weight:40 Kg
  • Number of components:1
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Art Deco / Chinese Modern
  • Materials:Wood / Oil on panel
  • Price:2350 €

  • Belgium Delivery:Free
  • International Delivery:On request

Large screen or "claustra" with five articulated leaves, orientalist Art Deco style (Chinese, Japanese ...) painted by W. Houben and representing a flight of cranes in a plant and floral decoration, stream ...
Composed of five paintings (tones of celadon, turquoise, gilding) painted on oak panels, mounted on two-way hinges.
Oil on panel signed lower right W. Houben (see photo) dating from the 1950s, unique work.
Very stable and in perfect condition.

Typical of Asian art decors (Japanese and Chinese) in the 18th and 19th century.
These decorations were then taken up in Europe around 1900 and treated in Chinese lacquer (with gold and silver leaf) by great names in Art Deco, in particular the French artist Jean Dunand.
This theme was then reinterpreted in the 1950s to 1970s with the arrival of the "Chinese Modern" style straight from the United States, so we situate this screen in this period.