Chinese conduct, art, decoration, or the like; also, a specimen of Chinese manners, art, decoration, etc.
a style in art reflecting Chinese influence, being elaborately decorated and intricately patterned.
Usually decoration in the Chinese manner.
Term used in reference to any decorative Chinese artifacts (such as vases, small statues, and so on) used to lend an exotic flavor to an interior setting.
European decoration based on Chinese motifs and style, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries
Fashion for Chinese themes in western European decoration beginning in the late seventeenth century.
Western imitations or evocations of Chinese art. The term is usually reserved for objects made in the 17th and 18th centuries.
European versions of Chinese articles and motifs.
a old Chinese decorative style still used in textiles.
Western decorative imitations of Asian designs found mainly in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Decoration in the Chinese style, popular throughout Europe, particularly France: (1) Embossing with Chinese figures in the Dutch style; (2) Linear decoration in flat chasing, exclusive to England, c. 1680-1690 (referred to as Chinoiserie throughout, all else being “in the Chinese style”); (3) Repousse Rococo decoration using Chinese motifs, mainly found on objects concerned with tea, c. 1750.
Furnishings, fabrics, and objects inspired by Chinese design.
Style of ornamentation characterized by intricate patterns and an extensive use of Oriental motifs.
A style in art reflecting Chinese qualities, i.e. fanciful motifs of scenery, human figures, pagodas, intricate lattices and exotic birds and flowers.
The fashion, prevailing in the late 18th century, for Chinese-style ornamentation in porcelain, wallpapers and fabrics, furniture and garden architecture.
a French term denoting oriental or Chinese design influence.
Fabric designs which are derived from or which are imitations of Chinese motifs.
The term used to describe Chippendale-style Western interpretations of Chinese styles in Chinese lattice back furniture, porcelain, textiles, etc. These were very popular during the 17th and 18th centuries up to about 1765, and again in the early 19th century to a briefer extent. Since then there has been a recurrence roughly every fifty years.
Decoration inspired by Chinese art, painted or laquered on furniture or used as themes on wallpaper and fabric.
French term for Chinese influenced decoration.
Oriental-style decoration, on lacquered or painted furniture.
European decoration with a Chinese motif
decoration "in the Chinese style." You could have chinoiserie furniture or wall-paper, for instance, with an exotic bird or bamboo motif. Plates depicting Chinese scenes and figurines of Chinese people were also wildly popular. People also built miniature "pagodas" as garden follies. Of course, the port of Canton was closed to foreigners at this time, so the designers using these patterns knew almost nothing about China. As a result, most chinoiserie bears no resemblance to real Chinese people or culture, but having some around made you look sophisticated and fashionable. (Regency people were crazy about all sorts of exotic lands and cultures.)
Fashionable in the late 1600's and mid 1700's oriental style decoration produced in Europe.
French word referring to things Chinese, or in the Chinese taste or manner.
The term applied to furniture and other items following the fashion, prevalent in the late C18th, for Chinese style decoration and ornamentation. This manifested itself on fabrics, wallpapers, porcelain, furniture, garden architecture, and decoration in general.
A style in western art reflecting Chinese influence through use of elaborate decoration and intricate patterns, especially in the 18th century.
A decoration inspired by Chinese art, which can be painted or lacquered on furniture or used as themes on wallpaper, fabric, etc.
Western adaptations of Chinese artifacts and styles of ornaments.
Eighteenth and nineteenth century imitations of Chinese garden motifs and techniques.
Painted or lacquered Chinese designs.
Intricate pattern style influenced by Chinese art, painted or lacquered on furniture and as themes on fabric and wallpaper.
French term for things patterned after the Chinese manner: lacquered and/or painted decoration which grew out of Europe's fascination with the Orient in the 17th - 19th Centuries.
French term for the Chinese manner; lacquered and/or painted decoration which grew out of Europe's mad love affair with things Oriental between the 17th and 19th Centuries.
Chinoiserie refers to a European artistic style which reflects Chinese influence and is characterized through the use of fanciful imagery of an imaginary China, asymmetry and whimsical contrasts of scale, the use of lacquerlike materials and decoration. Chinoiserie entered the European repertory in the mid-to-late seventeenth century; its popularity peaked around the middle of the eighteenth century, when it was easily assimilated into rococo.