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Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

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.

Find a collection of chinoiserie bedroom furniture, cabinets, decorative objects and more on 1stDibs.

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Style: Chinoiserie
Chinese Pictorial Goat Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
A pillow made from an early 20th century Chinese Peking rug with a pictorial motif. Measures: 15" x 21".
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool

Schumacher Bixi Velvet Celestine Two-Sided Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Bixi velvet in Celestine. Inspired by chinoiserie motifs, this fabulous, fantastical dragon pattern was dreamt up by our In-House Design studio. Dense pile and l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Chinoiserie Alabaster Linen Two-Sided 18" Pillow
Located in New York, NY
An instant hit from the moment we introduced it, Chiang Mai Dragon is one of our best-loved designs. The chinoiserie motif was inspired by an Art Deco print. Now featured as an exqui...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

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Linen

Chinese Decorative Red Throw Pillow with Tassels
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Asian decorative throw pillow with fringes and red tassels. Luxury silk in red with scene of kids playing outdoor in traditional Chinese costumes.
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Indoor/Outdoor China Blue Two-Sided Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 18" x 18" indoor/outdoor pillow features Chiang Mai Dragon in China Blue. One of Schumacher's best-loved designs, this Art Deco-inspired chinoiserie motif has been adapted into ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

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Polyester

Mischievous Tiger, Rose
Located in London, GB
The tiger is regarded as one of the most powerful and ferocious creatures in Asian culture and folklore, and it’s often depicted and embroidered on children’s hats, pillows and shoes...
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2010s Asian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

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Silk

Schumacher Tree River 22" Revisable Pillow in Blue & White
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Tree River with a knife edge finish. With its emphasis on form and line, this undulating design is Japanese Art Deco at its best. Back ...
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2010s American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

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Linen

Pair of Chinoiserie Style Pindler & Pindler Textile Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom chinoiserie-style patterned pillows are absolutely captiviating. The scene includes a group of people engaged in discussion amidst red flowers and foliage, that creates a ric...
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20th Century American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Linen

1970s Chinoiserie Blue and White Pagoda Needlepoint Pillow
Located in Richmond, VA
Listed is a stunning, 1970s blue and white Chinoiserie needlepoint pillow. Tight-knit needlepoint weave along the front side, with a beige cotton-velvet backing, complimented by an i...
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1970s Vintage Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Velvet, Cotton, Down

Cushion Dragon Hand Embroidery Silver Thread On Black Hand Woven Silk
Located in Hamburg, DE
Cushion with Dragon Design, Hand Embroidery with silver thread hand woven on the front panel, back side plain silk, base fabric silk bruno triplet # 68, Hand Woven Silk, colour Jet B...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Dragon Cushions Hand Embroidery Silver Beading on Silk Velvet Colour Heather
Located in Hamburg, DE
Pair of Cushions with Dragon design, hand embroidery with silver beading and silver thread on the front panel, base fabric front panel Dedar Silk Velvet , back side plain silk from C...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Scalamandré 'Cirrus Velvet Damask' White and Blue Pillows With Fringe, Pair
Located in Richmond, VA
Listed is a stunning pair of new, custom-made Scalamandré 'Cirrus Velvet Damask' in the 'Morning Glory' color way, from Scalamandrés Chinois Chic collection. The raised cotton-velvet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

Zabihi Collection Light Blue Worn Chinese Lumbar Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
A pillow made from a worn 19th-century antique Chinese rug. 16'' x 24''
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19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Zabihi Collection Light Blue Worn Chinese Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
A pillow made from a worn 19th century worn antique Chinese rug. 20'' x 20''
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19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Chinoiserie Style Hand Embroidered Cushion
Located in London, GB
Beaumont & Fletcher's embroidered Cathay cushion draws on inspiration from the ever popular Chinoiserie style of 18th century France. Made entirely by hand, it has a gold satin front...
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2010s British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk, Velvet

Hand embroidered cushion on silk velvet
Located in London, GB
Beaumont & Fletcher's chinoiserie inspired Ariana cushion is hand embroidered in its entirety on the finest Italian silk velvet. The eye-catching design depicts bamboo stalks and lea...
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2010s British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk, Velvet

Pair of Mazianno Pattern Fortuny Textile Pillows
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of newly constructed custom pillows made with vintage bittersweet & cream colored Fortuny textile fronts and vibrant linen backs. Down inserts, hid...
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1960s Italian Vintage Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Linen

Schumacher Bixi Velvet Pillow in Celestine
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Bixi Velvet with a self-welt finish. Inspired by chinoiserie motifs, this fabulous, fantastical dragon pattern was dreamt up by our in-house design studio. Dense...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Polyester

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Aquamarine Two-Sided Linen Lumbar Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 12" x 24" pillow features Chiang Mai Dragon in Aquamarine. An instant hit from the moment we introduced it, this beloved chinoiserie motif was inspired by an Art Deco print. Fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

House of Hackney Grey and Beige Large Velvet Tigris Cushion, Pillow, UK
Located in Brooklyn, NY
House of Hackney draws on Far Eastern references for this grey Tigris cushion, adorned with a Balinese-style tiger print. It's made it the UK from plush cotton velvet and filled with...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet, Cotton, Silk

Schumacher Shengyou Toile 18" Blue Linen Cotton Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Shengyou Toile with a self welt finish. Shengyou Toile is based on a priceless 18th-century document in our archives by court paint...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Linen

Schumacher Lotus Garden Pillow in Aqua
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Lotus Garden with a self welt finish. An enchanting pattern recreated from a 1920s document in our archives. The masterful design is an ode to Japanese natural m...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

19th Century Border Chinese Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
A pillow made from a 19th-century Chinese rug. Zipper closure and insert included. Measures: 17” x 18''.
Category

19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Hand embroidered and digitally printed floor cushion by award-winning artist
Located in London, GB
The 'Leopard Floor Cushion' by award-winning, British embroidery artist and designer, Jacky Puzey. This unique piece is lavishly upholstered and piped with digitally embroidered velvet and hand appliqué work. The artist is also available to commission. Jacky Puzey creates statement furniture akin to richly textured artworks, combining a material palette of velvet, silk, faux fur, feathers, tweed, silk and organza with digital and hand embroidery. The animal kingdom is a constant source of inspiration, with designs that include ravens, hares, squirrels, koi carp, parakeets and peacocks. Her work may reference seventeenth-century allegorical still life paintings and eighteenth-century chinoiserie, but she also encompasses urban themes, such as London’s parakeets and the leopards that roam free in Mumbai’s suburbs - the latter provided the inspiration for this spectacular piece. Puzey's work has been commissioned for HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘House of the Dragon...
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2010s British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Thread, Velvet, Textile

Large 19th Century Camel Soft Blue Chinese Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
A pillow made from a 19th century Chinese rug. Zipper closure and insert included Measures: 19” x 25'.
Category

19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Foam, Wool

Pair Dragon Cushions Chinoiserie on Silk Velvet Hand Embroidery Beading Silver
Located in Hamburg, DE
One pair of cushions, hand embroidered, chinoiserie style, beading and thread work in color antique silver on silk velvet Dedar Romeo and Giuliett...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk, Velvet

Schumacher Bixi Velvet Pillow in Emerald
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Bixi Velvet Fabric (Item# 73971, BIXI VELVET) with a Self-Welt finish. Inspired by chinoiserie motifs, this fabulous, fantastical dragon pattern was dreamt up by...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Polyester

S.M. Hexter Co., 'Hirado', Mid-Century Hand Printed Fabric, U.S., circa 1950
Located in Chatham, ON
S.M. HEXTER CO. - 'Hirado' - mid-century hand printed fabric - very fine quality - 100% glazed cotton - suitable for crafts/pillows/window covering...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Brunschwig & Fils Chinoiserie Textile Pillows, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of custom pillows made with Brunschwig & Fils printed cotton in cream, gray and black coloration. Chinoiserie style printed cotton fro...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Velvet

Silk Cushion Floral Design Hand Embroidery Color Sand, Brown and Turquoise
Located in Hamburg, DE
Silk Cushion col. sand with hand embroidery and hand painting, The painted branches have a silver thread hand embroidery outline - the blossoms are made from suede with silver beading, the cushion had been used as showroom sample, the plain back has crease marks - see photo Details of the cushion cover size 65x45...
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2010s German Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Silk Long Pillows by Giovanni Patrini
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Refer. B/35 - 1 - Silk cushion in horizontal stripe with an elegant Chinese bowl, designed by Italian architect Giovanni Patrini. I have another on...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Schumacher Bixi Velvet Onyx Two-Sided Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This 18" x 18" pillow features Bixi Velvet in Onyx. Inspired by chinoiserie motifs, this fantastical dragon pattern was dreamt up by our in-house design studio. Feather/down fill ins...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Polyester

Blue Beige Antique Chinese Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an early 20th century Chinese blue Peking rug. Measures: 16'' x 19''.
Category

Late 19th Century Antique Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Schumacher Bixi Velvet 30" x 14" Pillow in Celestine
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Bixi Velvet Fabric (Item# 73973, BIXI VELVET FABRIC ) with a Knife Edge finish. Inspired by chinoiserie motifs, this fabulous, fantastical dragon pattern was dre...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Polyester

Mischievous Tiger, Royal Blue
Located in London, GB
The tiger is regarded as one of the most powerful and ferocious creatures in Asian culture and folklore, and it’s often depicted and embroidered on children’s hats, pillows and shoes...
Category

2010s Asian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Mischievous Tiger, Crimson
Located in London, GB
The tiger is regarded as one of the most powerful and ferocious creatures in Asian culture and folklore, and it’s often depicted and embroidered on children’s hats, pillows and shoes...
Category

2010s Asian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Mischievous Tiger, Ocean Blue
Located in London, GB
The tiger is regarded as one of the most powerful and ferocious creatures in Asian culture and folklore, and it’s often depicted and embroidered on children’s hats, pillows and shoes...
Category

2010s Asian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Mischievous Tiger, Crimson
Located in London, GB
The tiger is regarded as one of the most powerful and ferocious creatures in Asian culture and folklore, and it’s often depicted and embroidered on children’s hats, pillows and shoes...
Category

2010s Asian Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Schumacher Pearl River 22" Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Pearl River (Item# 173066, PEARL RIVER Fabric) with a self welt finish. Originally produced by Schumacher in 1918, the captivating pattern was ahead of its time,...
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2010s North American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Scalamandre Duchess Silk Double Tassel Curtain Tieback, Carved Jade, Red, Blue
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scalamandre duchess silk double tassel curtain tieback, carved jade, red, blue.
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Late 20th Century French Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Jade

Deep Blue Chinese Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an early 20th century Chinese blue Peking rug. Measures: 20'' x 20''.
Category

Late 19th Century Antique Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Blush Two-Sided Linen Lumbar Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Chiang Mai Dragon (item# 173280, CHIANG MAI DRAGON FABRIC) with a Knife Edge finish. An instant hit from the moment we introduced it...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Dark Purple Velvet Cushion Dragon Hand Embroidery Silver Thread Square Shaped
Located in Hamburg, DE
Cushion with dragon design, hand embroidery with silver thread hand woven on the front panel, base fabric front panel Dedar Velvet Romeo & Giulietta col. 110 Noblesse, back side plai...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Alabaster Two-Sided Linen Lumbar Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Chiang Mai Dragon (item# 173273, CHIANG MAI DRAGON FABRIC) with a Knife Edge finish. An instant hit from the moment we introduced it...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Schumacher Lotus Garden 22" Pillow in Mocha
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Lotus Garden Fabric (Item# 172934) with a Self-Welt finish. Lotus Garden is an enchanting pattern recreated from a 1920s document in our archives. The masterful ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

SIlver Grey Silk Satin Cushion Dragon Hand Embroidery Silver Thread
Located in Hamburg, DE
Cushion with dragon design, hand embroidery with silver thread on silk satin col. silver grey - Showroom Piece - few crinkle marks on the silk, embroidery in perfect condition, self...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Decorative Silk Cushions with Hand Embroidery and Hand-Painting Color Chocolate
Located in Hamburg, DE
One pair of decorative cushions with hand embroidery and hand-painting in the style of Emperor's Garden, handwoven silk taffeta Chase Erwin Diva col. chocolate, embellished with hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Decorative Silk Cushions with Hand Embroidery and Hand-Painted Color Chocolate
Located in Hamburg, DE
One pair of decorative cushions with hand embroidery and hand painting in the style of Emperor's garden, silk taffeta Chase Erwin Diva col. chocolate, embellished with hand embroider...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon 22" Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Chiang Mai Dragon with a self-welt finish. An instant hit from the moment we introduced it, this is one of our best-loved design...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Schumacher Lotus Garden Pillow in Lilac
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Lotus Garden with a self welt finish. An enchanting pattern recreated from a 1920s document in our archives. The masterful design is an ode to Japanese natural m...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Schumacher Lotus Garden Lumbar Pillow in Lilac
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Lotus Garden with a self welt finish. An enchanting pattern recreated from a 1920s document in our archives. The masterful design is an ode to Japanese natural m...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Schumacher Bassano Embroidered Toile Pillow in Black
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Bassano Embroidered Toile with a self-welt finish. Rendering classic Far East tropes in a whimsical style moves Bassano from a traditional chinoiserie into somet...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Linen

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Smoke Linen Pillow
Located in New York, NY
The face of this 18" x 18" pillow features Chiang Mai Dragon in Smoke paired with Barnett in Noir on the back. Inspired by an Art Deco print, this ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton, Linen

Decorative Silk Cushion with Hand Embroidered Peony Design
Located in Hamburg, DE
Decorative cushion with hand embroidery, The Peony Design is embroidered on silk satin color champagne, the back side of the cushion is made from bamboo velvet in color dark brown, t...
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2010s German Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Turkish Texile Bolster Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a mid-20th century Turkish textile. Bolster size. 11'' x 24''.
Category

20th Century Chinoiserie Pillows and Throws

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Chinoiserie pillows and throws for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Chinoiserie pillows and throws for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage pillows and throws created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include more furniture and collectibles, rugs and carpets, asian art and furniture and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with fabric, silk and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Chinoiserie pillows and throws made in a specific country, there are Europe, North America, and United Kingdom pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original pillows and throws, popular names associated with this style include Schumacher, Susann Eschenfelder, Pei Li, and Beaumont and Fletcher . It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for pillows and throws differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $199 and tops out at $6,158 while the average work can sell for $479.

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