Asian Screens, Scrolls & Fans

It is believed that fans were used for delivering secret messages in Victorian times. Carrying the fan over the cheek meant ‘I love you’ and spinning it in the hand indicated ‘We are watched’. While it does not seem unbelievable that a lady in the Victorian era could have used a fan as a means to attract attention through gestures, the approach is very interesting. It is assumed to have around two dozen moves or gestures. A range of fans with distinct designs will be presented in Bidsquare auctions.

Our sale will also include asian screens at auction. Screens were introduced in the early 17th century. When the military rulers realized that art could be a symbol of status, they began filling their castles with decorative screens. These screens were used as draught excluders and room dividers. By the dawn of the seventeenth century, screens became widely popular. Additionally, Bidsquare also offers different types of asian scrolls including Chinese and Japanese scrolls. Handscrolls were predominantly used as a format for Chinese painting. It is a long roll of silk or paper of varied length, which remains rolled up when not being viewed.

They are usually kept in individual wooden boxes that bear an identifying label. You can find the best asian screens, chinese table screen, scrolls, and fans with Bidsquare. Such items are regularly auctioned, making it easy to find a variety of screens, scrolls, and fans to every individual’s liking. Those looking for unique and rare finds can browse our sale catalog and place a bid.

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  • Floral 3 Panel Leather Screen Decorated with Birds
    Estimate
    $700 - $1,000

    Floral 3 Panel Leather Screen Decorated with Birds

    Est.
    $700 - $1,000
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $425
  • Large Viennese Enamel & Bronze Table Screen
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    Large Viennese Enamel & Bronze Table Screen

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $800
  • Wrought Iron Three Panel Screen
    Estimate
    $150 - $250

    Wrought Iron Three Panel Screen

    Est.
    $150 - $250
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $90
  • 19th C. Chinese Hand Carved Table Screen
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500

    19th C. Chinese Hand Carved Table Screen

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $900
  • Decorative Three-Panel Painted Screen
    Estimate
    $250 - $350

    Decorative Three-Panel Painted Screen

    Est.
    $250 - $350
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Two Chinese Pierced Wood Screen Panels
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Two Chinese Pierced Wood Screen Panels

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $125
  • Grp: 4 Japanese Calligraphy Hanging scrolls, Tokonami Takejiro
    Estimate
    $300 - $600

    Grp: 4 Japanese Calligraphy Hanging scrolls, Tokonami T...

    Est.
    $300 - $600
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Grp: 4 Early Scrolls - Japanese/Chinese Qing Edo
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Grp: 4 Early Scrolls - Japanese/Chinese Qing Edo

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Shell Motif Textile Mounted 3-Panel Half Screen
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Shell Motif Textile Mounted 3-Panel Half Screen

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Chinese Inlaid 4-Panel Folding Floor Screen.
    Estimate
    $600 - $900

    Chinese Inlaid 4-Panel Folding Floor Screen.

    Est.
    $600 - $900
    Clarke Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • 2 Chinese Ink Painting Scrolls
    Estimate
    $80 - $100

    2 Chinese Ink Painting Scrolls

    Est.
    $80 - $100
    Willow Auction House
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Chinese Qing Imperial Court Fan w/ Grapes
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Chinese Qing Imperial Court Fan w/ Grapes

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Signed Bun Shoo 4-Panel Japanese Screen.
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Signed Bun Shoo 4-Panel Japanese Screen.

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Clarke Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Signed Chinese Calligraphy Scroll with Seal Stamps
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Signed Chinese Calligraphy Scroll with Seal Stamps

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Clarke Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Japanese Scroll Cranes and Mt. Fuji
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Japanese Scroll Cranes and Mt. Fuji

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $25
  • Grp: 3 Early Edo Japanese Scrolls
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Grp: 3 Early Edo Japanese Scrolls

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Grp: 4 Diminutive Japanese Tansu & Hibachi and a Korean Box
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Grp: 4 Diminutive Japanese Tansu & Hibachi and a Korean...

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Chinese Fan & Seal ex. Wang Bo Yuan Coll.
    Estimate
    $300 - $600

    Chinese Fan & Seal ex. Wang Bo Yuan Coll.

    Est.
    $300 - $600
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Chinese Round Fan w/ Butterflies
    Estimate
    $300 - $600

    Chinese Round Fan w/ Butterflies

    Est.
    $300 - $600
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Large Chinese Four Panel Floor Screen
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,600

    Large Chinese Four Panel Floor Screen

    Est.
    $800 - $1,600
    Revere Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $400
  • 3 Chinese Landscape Scrolls
    Estimate
    $80 - $100

    3 Chinese Landscape Scrolls

    Est.
    $80 - $100
    Willow Auction House
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Chinese Archaic Seal Script Scroll
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Chinese Archaic Seal Script Scroll

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • 2 Chinese Landscape Scrolls
    Estimate
    $80 - $100

    2 Chinese Landscape Scrolls

    Est.
    $80 - $100
    Willow Auction House
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Chinese Needlework Now Mounted as a 4-Panel Screen
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    Chinese Needlework Now Mounted as a 4-Panel Screen

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • A Chinese coromandel folding screen
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    A Chinese coromandel folding screen

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • French Polychrome and gilt-decorated fan, ca. 1845
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    French Polychrome and gilt-decorated fan, ca. 1845

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Unusual Eight Panel Chinese Coromandel Screen
    Estimate
    $10,000 - $15,000

    Unusual Eight Panel Chinese Coromandel Screen

    Est.
    $10,000 - $15,000
    5th Avenue Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5,000
  • Six-Panel Teak Asian, Early 20th C Folding Screen
    Estimate
    $6,000 - $8,000

    Six-Panel Teak Asian, Early 20th C Folding Screen

    Est.
    $6,000 - $8,000
    5th Avenue Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $3,000
  • Grp: 3 Early Japanese Scrolls - Ink Paintings
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Grp: 3 Early Japanese Scrolls - Ink Paintings

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • 5 Panel Painted Screen
    Estimate
    $150 - $250

    5 Panel Painted Screen

    Est.
    $150 - $250
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $90
  • Grp: 5 Japanese Scroll Paintings Chikanobu
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Grp: 5 Japanese Scroll Paintings Chikanobu

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Grp: 5 Japanese Calligraphy Hanging Scrolls
    Estimate
    $300 - $600

    Grp: 5 Japanese Calligraphy Hanging Scrolls

    Est.
    $300 - $600
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Grp: Early Tibetan/Thai Buddhist Manuscripts scrolls
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Grp: Early Tibetan/Thai Buddhist Manuscripts scrolls

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • 2 Antique Hand Painted 3 Panel Screens.
    Estimate
    $600 - $900

    2 Antique Hand Painted 3 Panel Screens.

    Est.
    $600 - $900
    Clarke Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Midcentury Eames Style Wood Screen.
    Estimate
    $600 - $900

    Midcentury Eames Style Wood Screen.

    Est.
    $600 - $900
    Clarke Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Chinese Imperial Court Fan - Framed
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Chinese Imperial Court Fan - Framed

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • 18th c. Chinese Imperial Embroidered Silk Fan
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000

    18th c. Chinese Imperial Embroidered Silk Fan

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Revere Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Japanese Painted Silk Scroll
    Estimate
    $150 - $250

    Japanese Painted Silk Scroll

    Est.
    $150 - $250
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $90
  • Two Panel Signed Chinese Folding Screen 455-35
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Two Panel Signed Chinese Folding Screen 455-35

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    5th Avenue Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Grand Tour Pompeian Style Painted Leather Screen
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000

    Grand Tour Pompeian Style Painted Leather Screen

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • 2 Chinese Landscape Scrolls
    Estimate
    $80 - $100

    2 Chinese Landscape Scrolls

    Est.
    $80 - $100
    Willow Auction House
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Gracie Hand-Painted Chinese Paper 4 Panel Screen
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Gracie Hand-Painted Chinese Paper 4 Panel Screen

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100