What better way to celebrate Chinese New Year than with a dose of Chinoiserie chic?
Chinoiserie is actually a French term that can be translated as "chinese-esque". It's been a recurring theme in European decorative arts since the 17th century and was especially popular during the whimsical rococo period (thanks Wikipedia). The style itself has both European and Chinese influences. Think de Gournay wallpaper, silk fabrics, red lacquer, jade, ming vases and furniture, blue and white china. It's all very intricate and fabulous really.
1. Blond 19th Century Chinese Cabinet | 2. "Silhouettes" by Michael Thompson | 3. Chinoiserie Lantern |
4. Framed de Gournay Wallpaper | 5. Red Lacquer Root Table | 6. Jade Pottery Table Lamp | 7. Antique Bronze Dragon Head Artifact | 8. Pair of Blanc de Chine Foo Dogs | 9. Cobalt Blue Chinese Antique Rug | 10. Antique Linen Chaise | 11. Blue and White Porcelain Charger | 12. Ceylon & Cie Thebes Barstool | 13. Chinese Red Lacquer Sideboard
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