Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary .

Chinoiserie
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Western imitation, generally inaccurate, of Oriental art and motifs,

Chinese-style or Chinese-like decorative motif: gay, picturesque, imaginative, occidental versions of oriental design.

Particularly popular during in the Louis XV period (Rococo) in France and the 18th century English styles.

See also: lacquerwork....... fretwork........... Chinese Chippendale


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