09 February 2013

French from Chinese: chinoiserie

Alibaba wallpaper

Definition of chinoiserie
A style in art (as in decoration) reflecting Chinese qualities or motifs; also: an object or decoration in this style.
Origin of chinoiserie
French, from chinois (Chinese), from Chine (China)

Chinoiserie noun (concise encyclopedia) 
Fanciful European interpretations of Chinese styles in the design of interiors, furniture, pottery, textiles and gardens.

The expansion of trade with East Asia produced a lively vogue for Chinese fashions in the 17th–18th centuries.

The most outstanding chinoiserie interior was the Trianon de Porcelaine (1670–71), built for Louis XIV at Versailles.

The style featured lavish gilding and lacquering, the use of blue and white (as in delftware), asymmetrical forms, unorthodox perspective and Asian motifs.

Enjoy my collection of chinoiserie wallpapers.

 Fowler le Maison wallcovering

 Griffin and Wong collection

 Fromental catalogue

 Jiang Nan Garden collection (This Handcrafted Life)

 Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728–1808): A Chinoiserie Procession of Figures Riding on Elephants with Temples Beyond

Jean-Baptiste Pillement was a French painter and designer, known for his exquisite and delicate landscapes, but whose importance lies primarily in the engravings done after his drawings, and their influence in spreading the Rococo style and particularly the taste for chinoiserie throughout Europe.

 Made in China: chinoiserie silk wallpaper

 Nsr Handcrafts: hand painted paper

 Paul Montgomery studio

 Moon Bounce portfolio

 Scalamandre wallpaper

 Decorative Imaging: hand-painted chinoiserie panel

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