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Chinoiserie Mirrors

CHINOISERIE STYLE

Emerging in the 17th century, chinoiserie appropriated the aesthetics and imagery of popular East Asian design for European-made versions. Reflecting the exoticization of China, Japan and other countries in this era, the word directly translates from French to “Chinese-esque,” which reveals its shortcomings as a style of furniture and decor that often stereotypically and reductively mimics Asian culture rather than showcasing and paying tribute to its artistic traditions.

The enthusiastically decorative chinoiserie style was propelled by influential tastemakers including French King Louis XIV, whose Trianon de Porcelaine in 1670 was inspired by Chinese architecture. Expanded trade between the East and West led to a demand for porcelain, lacquer objects, silk and other goods, which further informed the fanciful furniture being crafted in Europe.

Artisans working in the chinoiserie style used materials and elements like pagoda shapes, bamboo, lacquer surfaces, bird and flower motifs and other interpretations of Asian design on pieces that were frequently set against vibrant wallcoverings. This whimsical approach yielded chinoiserie furniture that boasted dramatic flourishes drawing on the natural world and reflected the dominance of Rococo during the 18th century.

As chinoiserie was shaped by approximations of Asian design by European creators, it had regional variations, such as Chinese Chippendale in England where cabinets, chairs and tea tables had wooden fretwork designs and “japanned” surfaces intended to resemble lacquer work that was created in East Asia. In North America, furniture makers in Boston and New York integrated chinoiserie-painted scenes into Queen Anne furniture.

Antique chinoiserie furniture has continued to be fashionable, from its popularity with decorators of the Hollywood Regency era — James Mont, Tommi Parzinger, William Haines and Samuel Marx favored the style — to contemporary interior designers, although it brings with it a complex history.

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Style: Chinoiserie
Vintage Asian Chinoiserie Carved Pagoda Mirror
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage hand carved Chinoiserie mirror. A beautiful carved pagoda mirror with a charming little pagoda roof top. A chic cerused finish adds to the glamour. Acquired from a ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror

Colefax and Fowler Faux Bamboo Dressing Mirror
Located in New York, NY
The arched rotating mirror plate within a conforming ivory painted wood surround with blue bamboo detailing, supported by two side uprights joined by a stretcher. Provenance: From...
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20th Century English Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Bamboo Mirror
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 2000 light wood bamboo mirror with beveled mirror plate that can be hung vertically or horizontally. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor finish loss to the ...
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Early 2000s Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Bamboo, Mirror

Enchanting Black Red and Gold Chinoiserie Vertical Mirror
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Strikingly elegant chinoiserie style wall mirror having gold leaf and hand painted frame. The black background offsets the figures and pagodas in primary colors of red, green and blu...
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1990s North American Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Vintage Reverse Painted Mirror
Located in Essex, MA
Asian motif gold leaf outer border and faux tortoise inner border. From a Palm Beach Estate.
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1950s American Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror

Edwardian Period Red Chinoiserie Mirror in the Queen Anne Taste
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Attractive red lacquered hanging/toilet mirror in the Queen Anne chinoiserie taste, circa 1900. Measures: 32" H x 16" W.
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Early 1900s English Antique Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Faux Bamboo Mirror, France 19th Century, Brown Color
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This mirror is made of bamboo, it was made in France in the 19th century. It is brown in color and its glass part shows signs of aging, typical of the 19th century. It is in good co...
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19th Century French Antique Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Bamboo, Mirror

Show Stopper Lucky Red Chinoiserie Mirror with Gold Decoration
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Glamorous large lucky red Italian mirror having gold chinoiserie painted decoration and pagoda-esque top.
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1960s Italian Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Gilt Chinoiserie Mirror, circa 1940s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Gilt chinoiserie mirror, probably Italian, circa 1940s.
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1940s Italian Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Metal

Regency Chinoiserie Black Lacquer Dressing Mirror with Hand-Painted Mirror Plate
By Town & Emanuel
Located in London, GB
A rare and decorative Chinese export dressing mirror, in black lacquer, exquisitely gilt-decorated throughout, with its original mercury plate, reverse-painted with exotic birds. Re...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Mirror

Vintage Chinoiserie Drexel Et Cetera Style Black Gold Arch Wall Mirror
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chinoiserie Drexel Et Cetera style black gold arch wall mirror. Item features a black and gold painted finish, molded foam frame, very nice vintage item, great style and form...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror

Union National Chinoiserie Mirror Black Pagoda Top Floral Design & Distressed
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning vintage Union National chinoiserie mirror painted black with a pagoda top featuring floral designs, gold painted trim signed Dimas, and an all-over intentional distressed fi...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Paint, Mirror

Tri-Fold Chinoiserie Paint Decorated Folding Vanity or Wall Mirror
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Beautiful mirror that can be hung or used as a vanity mirror for a makeup table. Measures 46 wide x 31 tall and is designed to fold and is in good condition with age appropriate wear...
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1940s European Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Walnut

Hand Painted Leather Over Wood Chinoiserie Mirror
Located in Atlanta, GA
Hand painted leather over wood chinoiserie mirror, probably Chinese, circa 1950s. Retains warm original patina.
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1950s Chinese Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Metal, Brass

Hand Painted Chinoiserie Mirror circa 1960s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Hand Painted Chinoiserie Mirror, American, circa 1960s. It measures an impressive 52" height x 28" width.
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1960s American Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Gesso, Mirror, Wood

Vintage Chinoiserie Chinese Chippendale Pagoda Wall Mirror with Bells
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage pagoda wall mirror with bells. Original gold finish. Can be lacquered in color of choice for an additional charge. Composite. Dimensions: 58 H x 30 W x 5 D.
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1970s American Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror

Chinoiserie Enamel Decorated Vermillion Red Wall Mirror 20th C
Located in Big Flats, NY
A Chinoiserie decorated wall mirror offers shaped form with Vermillion red frame having hand enameled foliate and lattice elements encasing a beveled mirror, 20th century Measures- ...
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20th Century Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Enamel

Pair of 18th Century English Giltwood Chinoiserie Mirrors with Candleholders
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful pair of antique 18th century George II chinoiserie English carved giltwood mirrors with candleholders. These magnificently hand-carved giltwood mirrors are meticulously det...
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1780s English Antique Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Giltwood, Mirror

1 of 2 Large Red Lacquered Chinese Painted Chinoiserie Mirrors
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale 1 of 2 full sized red Lacquered Chinese Chinoiserie free standing or over mantle mirrors in the Georgian taste A very decorative pair of mirrors...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Vintage Rectangular Wall Mirror
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary large vintage rectangular wall mirror beautifully crafted out of bamboo and newly restored by our team of expert craftsmen. This rattan mirror features a walnut colo...
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1980s Asian Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Leather, Glass, Bamboo, Mirror, Lacquer

Carved Wood Chinoiserie Large Pagoda Mirror
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Early carved wood pagoda wall mirror features ornate chinoiserie style motif. Original finish. Good vintage condition with imperfections consistent with age. May exhibit scuffs, mark...
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Early 20th Century Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Maison Jansen Parcel-Gilt Mirror with COA from James Archer Abbott, 1940's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Such an incredible piece of Maison Jansen history, this large and unique French Rococo style parcel-gilt mirror depicting a hand-painted Chinoiserie scene was authenticated by Maison...
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1940s Italian Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood, Lacquer, Paint

Small Bamboo or Rattan Mirror
Located in Stamford, CT
Wide square bamboo mirror. Interesting natural coloration. Mirror only dimensions: 17.25 x 17.25.
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1980s Chinese Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Mirror with Carved Oriental Panel
Located in Stamford, CT
Rectangular mirror in a frame with a chinoiserie motif panel.  
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Early 20th Century Chinoiserie Mirrors

Chinoiserie Mirror and Console Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
Chinoiserie mirror and console table, China, circa 1960s. The mirror measures 45"H x 34.75"W. The console table measures 31.5"H x 13.5"D x 63"W. They are priced at $2400 for the mirr...
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1960s Chinese Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Composition

Large Chinoiserie Ebonized & Gilt Decorated Wall Mirror, Circa 1950
Located in Big Flats, NY
A large Chinoiserie wall mirror offers shaped and ebonized frame having gilt central figure of a wise man and allover foliate elements, c1950 Measures - 44.75'' H x 27'' W x 1.5''...
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Mid-20th Century European Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror

Antique French Faux Bamboo Wall Mirror in Beechwood with Original Glass
Located in Casteren, NL
This antique French faux bamboo mirror was made from solid turned beechwood and was made in the early 1900s. This French mirror features a linear silhouette, adorned with four simple...
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Early 20th Century French Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Beech

Claydon Pier Mirrors
By Luke Lightfoot
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
An exceptional pair of rectangular carved pier mirrors, inspired by the Chinese Room of Claydon. The elaborate carved decoration following the style of Luke Lightfoot in the chinoise...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Gesso, Wood, Paint

Mid-Century Ornate Reticulated Pierced Dragon Desktop Vanity Altar Shelf Mirror
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique desktop vanity shelf with mirror and beautiful fretwork. Features ornate carvings with dragon motif.  
Category

Early 20th Century Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Walnut

Mid-Century Italian Lacquer & Giltwood Chinoiserie Mirror
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a 1960s Italian giltwood and black lacquer chinoiserie painted mirrors. It is unmarked and in very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Poplar

Italian Made Chinoiserie Style
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Elegant hand painted chinoiserie beveled glass wall mirror. Made in Italy, mid-later 20th century. The frame is in excellent condition with the mirror with an intentional aged finish...
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20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Hardwood

Chinoiserie Ebonized Frame Mirror
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Simply elegant 1960s-1970s chinoiserie style mirror that can serve well as full length dressing mirror, hall mirror, wall mirror, console or pier mirror, floor mirror.
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1960s Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Massive Reverse Painted Églomisé Framed Mirror in the Chinoiserie Style
Located in East Hampton, NY
This SIGNED beautiful and elegant hand painted chinoiserie reverse painted and gold leaf framed beveled mirror, Signed to bottom (K, Widing). The gold aluminum frame surrounds the be...
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1980s American Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Italian Octagon Chinoiserie Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage octagon shaped Italian gilded & painted Chinoiserie mirror. Finished in chinese red & gold. Each panel has a raised painted scene with flowers, butterflies & figures.
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20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Giltwood, Paint

Late 19th C Navy Blue Lacquered Chinoiserie Mirror
Located in Hastings, GB
Late 19th century lacquered chinoiserie mirror in fabulous French navy blue colour Dating from around 1890's Navy background with gilt painted oriental landscapes and figures and u...
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1890s English Antique Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Chinoiserie Faux Bamboo Octagonal Shape Wall Mirror, circa 1970
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Chinoiserie faux bamboo gilded mirror, circa 1970. This octagonal-shaped mirror is in an octagonal shape with a giltwood gold frame. Frame mimics the popular designers' cult favorite...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Metal

LaBarge Chinoiserie Gold Leaf Mirror
Located in New York, NY
Chinoiserie Mirror by LaBarge features eglomise hand painted glass panels and hand applied gold leaf. Mirror panel is beveled and is contained in a thin brass frame.
Category

20th Century American Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Brass

John Widdicomb Wall / Console Mirror Parcel Gilt and Decorated Shell Carved
Located in Stamford, CT
John Widdicomb parcel gilt and decorated chinoiserie shell carved wall / console mirror. GXA.
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1950s Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Vintage Wood White Lacquered Ornate Chinoiserie Pagoda Wall Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage wood pagoda wall mirror. Lovely details that drip down on the top pagoda portion. Newly lacquered in a fresh, clean white. Comes ready to hang.
Category

1960s American Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Italian Chinoiserie Giltwood Faux Bamboo Mirror
Located in Stamford, CT
Chinese Chippendale style carved wood faux bamboo and gilt mirror with Greek Key design.
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1970s Italian Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Faux Bamboo, Wood

Chelsea House Chinoiserie Oil on Canvas Trumeau Mirror
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a midcentury trumeau mirror by Chelsea House. The chinoiserie panel is an oil on canvas, and the frame is giltwood. It is marked with an early label and in very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Canvas, Mirror, Giltwood

Vintage Regency Hand Carved Gilt Pagoda Mirror
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible vintage hand carved Mirror. The coveted Pagoda style with a beautiful hand painted Chinoiserie scene across the top. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Paint

Fine Red Lacquered Antique Chinese Chinoiserie Mirror Original Plate Glass
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this sublime, red Lacquered Chinese Chinoiserie wall mirror with original bevelled edge plate glass A very decorative mirror, dating to the ear...
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1910s Chinese Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror

Chinoiserie Painted And Gilt Pier. Mirror
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Ebonized and decorated with gilt, paint and molded details. The Pier Mirror has an intentional overall Craklure finish. With a tall wide shaped crest, shaped and scrolled terminal an...
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Italian Black Lacquer, Carved Giltwood Chinoiserie Mirrors - Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a lovely pair of chinoiserie mirrors with carved giltwood frames. They date to the 1960s and are Italian with pastoral chinoiserie scenes. They are unmarked.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

Large Mid Century Chinese Octagonal Gilt and Decoupage Wall Mirror with Script
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Dating to the mid 20th century this large chinoiserie octagonal gilt and decoupage wall mirror features a three dimensional frame with outer and inner panels separated by giltwood di...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Paper, Mirror, Wood

Regency Gold Gilded Faux Bamboo Chinese Chippendale Cheval / Floor Mirror
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large stately design Cheval mirror. It features a beautifully gold finish faux bamboo frame, with large pivoting mirror.
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Steel

Pair of English Chinoiserie Painted Reverse on Glass Giltwood Mirrored Sconces
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic pair of English chinoiserie painted reverse on glass, carved giltwood mirrored two-light sconces. Each is beautifully hand carved and gilt in a gorgeous gold finish with ...
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19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

Chinoserie Decorated Mirror
Located in Charleston, SC
Great looking chinoserie decorated mirror. Early 20th century.
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20th Century Unknown Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Paint

Gold Giltwood Faux Bamboo Framed Wall or Vanity Mirror in the Chinoiserie Style
Located in New York, NY
A gold giltwood bamboo style framed wall or vanity mirror in the Chinoiserie style, circa late-20th century, New York. Mirror is rectangular with a gold giltwood frame and design det...
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood, Giltwood

Rattan Bamboo Round Mirror with Chinoiserie Accents, France, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modern oriental inspired round mirror, rattan and bamboo, France, 1960s. This rattan and bamboo round mirror has a frame comprised by alternating bamboo sticks and chino...
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20th Century French Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan, Mirror

Gold Giltwood Faux Bamboo Mirror
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Contemporary Italian Chinoiserie in the Chippendale style gold gilt wood mirror with divided sections. The top and side panels have darkened distressed mirror for added interest. Se...
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20th Century Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Faux Bamboo Walnut Framed Mirror Made in England in the Chinoiserie Style 1800’s
Located in London, GB
A faux bamboo walnut mirror of beautiful warm tones, together with it’s original hanging chain in the Chinoiserie/Aesthetic Movement style. Refreshed and revived by professional rest...
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1860s French Antique Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Walnut, Mirror

George IV Black Japanned Round Mirror in the Brighton Pavilion Taste
Located in New York, NY
The round mirror plate within a reeded ebonized slip and channeled surround with chinoiserie japanned decoration on a black ground; the outer edge enriched with fasces ornament.
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1820s English Antique Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Italian Giltwood Girandole Mirror Pagoda Chinoiserie Style
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A fabulous made in Italy hand carved wood girandole mirror. Convex large bulls eye mirror with incredible hand carved wood frame. Laurel leaf design encircling mirror. Pagoda top al...
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1920s Italian Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Metal

Pair of Elegant Chinoiserie Laquered Hand Painted Mirrors
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Pair of elegant chinoiserie lacquered hand painted mirrors having bevelled mirrror and lovely scalloped edges.
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1940s American Vintage Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Large English Wall Mirror with Pagoda
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Large chinoiserie antique wall mirror crafted in plaster relief over a wood frame with a pagoda crown over floral and chinoiserie figural motifs and covered in a gold tone finish.
Category

Early 20th Century English Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Hardwood

Vintage Italian Chinoiserie Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Intricately hand painted Chinoiserie mirror made in Italy in the mid 20th century. Painted scenes on a crackled background with a gilded border.
Category

20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood, Paint

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