chinoiserie chinoiserie


  • (n) a style in art reflecting Chinese influence; elaborately decorated and intricately patterned


  1. He built an ornate chinoiserie confection called Xinhuamen, or New Flowery Gate, that served as a reviewing stand for army parades.
  2. The walls are adorned with dazzling de Gournay chinoiserie wallpaper.
  3. There's a decent chase scene through Shanghai streets with Art Deco buildings draped in chinoiserie.


  • Blast From The Past: After JFK was assassinated, Jackie (who...

    After JFK was assassinated, Jackie (who later acquired the O) moved to a 15th-floor unit at 1040 Fifth Avenue, which she decorated with red and gold drapes, chinoiserie, graphic-print tablecloths, chintz, and an easel for drawing. Of the home, designer...
    on November 14, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

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  • "I like 18th-century French Chinoiserie which was an idea of China painted by people who had never been to the Far East. That is amazing because there is real imagination here, making it spirited and light," explained Lagerfeld, who is similarly...
    on Jan 24, 2010 By: Karl Lagerfeld Source: New Straits Times

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