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Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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 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
Vintage Painted Silk Bird Panel
Located in New York, NY
Vintage painted silk bird panel. Delicate chinoiserie style painting on French silk of bird amongst branches and blossoms in black frame with gilt beaded band. France, 20th century. ...
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20th Century French Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Silk

Large Framed Antique Chinese Embroidery Skirt Textile
Located in Atlanta, GA
On offer is an attractive piece of textile of Chinese origin beautifully framed in a gilt and UV glass shadow box. Artistically displayed, the piece is the large apron portion of a t...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Silk

French Chinoiserie Style Three Panel Harvest Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fascinating three-panel French folding screen decorated in the Chinoiserie revival style. The scene depicts a Mediterranean landscape with figures among fruit trees and a tent in the...
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20th Century French Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Brass

Signed Mid-Century Asian Modern Brass Sculpture Wall Plaque After Kelvin Laverne
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A brass wall sculpture circa 1960's most likely from Cambodia. Comes signed and with framed. Free continental USA shipping available.
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1960s Cambodian Vintage Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Brass

Antique Netsuke Wall Display Cabinet w. Hand Carved Inlaid Bird & Flower Motifs
Located in Lisse, NL
Great quality and very good condition chinoiserie display cabinet. If you like the spiritual and tranquil look and feel of the ancient Chinese style than this incredibly rare and ex...
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Early 20th Century English Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Wood, Mahogany

2 Gold Silk Embroidered Chinese Tapestry Landscapes Birds Flowers Framed Pair
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of framed hand embroidered Chinese tapestries on gold silk, showing birds, flowers, nautical boats and pagoda / cottages. Measures: 11.25” x 1” x 18.5” / Sans frame - 9.75” x...
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Silk

Italian Chinoiserie Wallpaper
Located in Milan, IT
This superb wallpaper was painted by hand on natural cotton canvas and is a one-of-a-kind. The leaves are painted freehand, while the rest of the painting, with its delicate and slen...
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2010s Italian Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Cotton

Japanese Byobu Style Four Panel Mounted Screen Cherry Blossoms
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Amazing four panel screen mounted in an opulent gilt, reeded frame depicting a spring floral landscape with cherry blossoms. Made in the Japanese Meiji period style in the manner of ...
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20th Century American Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Gold Leaf

English Chinoiserie Painted Five-Panel Double Sided Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Exquisite English five-panel double sided screen depicting a flora and fauna painted chinoiserie landscape with a peacock. The opposite side depicts a country English landscape eques...
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20th Century English Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Brass

Antique Chinese Hand Painted Fan with Calligraphy, c. 1900
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A Chinese hand-painted fan with hand-painted calligraphy (with two different drawing on either side). The fan's frame is crafted from bamboo and also includes wood engravings. The ca...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Bamboo

Set of 10 Antique Bird Prints in Ebonized Faux Bamboo Frames, 1830s
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful set of 10 antique bird prints in exquisite bright original colours. Presented in our own custom made ebonized faux bamboo frames. Lithographs after the original drawi...
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1830s English Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Faux Bamboo, Paper

18th Century, Italian Polychrome Tempera on Paper Chinoiserie Painting
Located in IT
18th century, Italian polychrome tempera on paper chinoiserie painting This large painting is made in tempera on paper, then applied on canvas. It was executed in Italy, in Turin, i...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Paper

Set of Twelve Chinese Watercolors on Pith Paper of Insects
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rare and remarkable set of twelve 19th century Chinese watercolors on pith paper depicting moth species and assorted other insects, executed in glorious vivid colors. Presented under...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paint

Antique French Chinoiserie Inspired Woven Silk Panel
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique French chinoiserie inspired woven silk panel. Depicting bouquet of flowers on Chinese theme cachepots. In shades of hunter green, gold, red, silver, peach and grey. Ideal ...
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18th Century French Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Silk

Schumacher Mary McDonald Chinois Palais Floral Sky Wallpaper Panel
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by an antique Chinese silk panel, this Mary McDonald design features exotic birds and cherry blossoms. Since Schumacher was founded in 1889, our family-owned company has b...
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2010s British Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Beautiful Vintage Chinese Silk Embroidery
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice mid century large Chinese silk embroidery with beautiful floral design with birds and nice colors, entirely hand embroidered with silk on silk foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Silk

Beautiful Vintage Chinese Art Deco Little Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful little Beijing Chinese rug with a beautiful design and nice colors, entirely and finely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Wool

Set of Three Robert Crowder Chinoiserie Landscape Panels
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic set of three framed chinoiserie decorated landscape panels painted by Robert Crowder (1911-2010 American). The paintings feature a flora and fauna garden centered by white ...
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20th Century American Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Silver Leaf

Large Chinese Imports Oval Brass Tray Chinese Collector Metal Platter
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Asian Chinese imports oval metal brass tray, hammered and chiseled, engraved with dragons and different scenes of wild animals, ancient pagodas homes and foliage there are also Chine...
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Mid-20th Century Hong Kong Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Brass

Beautiful Vintage Asian Dragon Embroidery
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice embroidery panel with dragon design entirely hand embroidered with silk on silk Dragon designs are on relief.
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Mid-20th Century Indonesian Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Silk

English Ironstone Chinoiserie Platter, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
English ironstone platter circa 1890. Chinoiserie or Imari style, decorated with flowers.
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1890s English Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Beautiful Little Chinese Silk Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice vintage Chinese silk rug with beautiful design decorative, and beautiful light colors, entirely hand knotted with silk velvet on silk foundation. Size: 61 x 93 cm.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Silk

18th Century Italian Chinoiserie Scene Painted Panel
Located in Dallas, TX
Lovely 18th century Italian painted panel featuring chinoiserie images. Vibrant colors of blue, pink, green and gold. Such an interesting piece and a true work of art.
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18th Century Italian Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Wood

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.  
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Early 20th Century Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Mirror, Walnut

Chinoiserie Handpainting of Export Wallpaper Panels with Trees, Flowers & Birds
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The pair of original paintings inspired by the 19th century Chinese export trade chinoiserie paintings of tree, flower & bird motif on wallpaper, in watercolor on mounted rice paper,...
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2010s Hong Kong Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Pair of Chinese Panels Painted on Paper Second Part, 19th Century
Located in Miami, FL
Animated scenes painted on paper. The paper is stretched over a wooden frame , A fabric is stretch over the back of the painting on he wood frame. Second part of 19th century. V...
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1890s Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Modern Framed Chinese Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Wallpaper Style Panel
Located in Austin, TX
A gorgeous modern Chinese wallpaper style painting. Hand-painted watercolor on mulberry paper in a textured gold leafed bamboo pattern frame, with three seals of the artist. The pa...
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2010s Chinese Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Giltwood, Paper, Paint

19th Century Blue & White English Willow Plate Staffordshire
Located in Austin, TX
19th Century blue & white english willow plate signed Stone China D&S Staffordshire.
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1890s English Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Set of Three French Chinoiserie Framed Canvas Paintings
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent set of three French oil on canvas paintings made in the chinoiserie revival period of 19th century, Europe. The center painting features a large peacock in a tree above a...
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19th Century French Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood

Antique Chinese Red Lacquer Screen
Located in London, GB
A splendid Chinese export four-fold red lacquer screen, exquisitely decorated in gold leaf with scenes of rice harvest. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Why we like it: Red lacqu...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Wood

Schumacher by Mary McDonald Chinois Palais Wallpaper Mural in Aquamarine
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by an antique Chinese silk panel, this design features exotic birds and cherry blossoms and is true to the original scale. Available as a printed linen and a wallcovering. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Schumacher by Miles Redd Brighton Pavilion Wallpaper Mural in Multi
Located in New York, NY
Based on a rare 18th-century document and created by one of Europe's premier engravers, this design comes in coordinating panels of fabric and wallpaper with a 12-foot repeat. Pane...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Stunning Pair of Large Red & Gold Chinoiserie Fluted Wall Sconces
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Large decorative pair of chinoiserie fluted wall brackets or sconces in a marvelous shade of red having black figural painting and gold flourishes. The interiors are hollow so could ...
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1990s American Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Wood

Schumacher Kireina Lotus Wallpaper Mural in Coral Ivory
Located in New York, NY
By using intensely saturated colors and scaling up the proportions—each panel measures 12 feet high—a demure lotus motif adapted from a 17th-century Japanese woodblock transforms int...
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2010s American Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Verdure Hand Painted Wall Paper Set
Located in Staunton, VA
Verdure is a mural created for Michelle Nussbaumer's Wanderlust Collection by Paul Montgomery. This "Garden of Eden" incorporates motifs from her collection into a beautiful, perfect...
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2010s American Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Set of 15 Original Antique Bird Prints After Francis Lydon, C.1880
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful set of 15 antique bird prints Lithographs after the original drawings by Alexander Francis Lydon Original color Published by John C. Nimmo, Circa 1880 Presente...
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1880s English Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper, Wood

Schumacher by Mary McDonald Chinois Palais Vinyl Wallpaper Panel in Blush
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by an antique Chinese silk panel, this Mary McDonald design features exotic birds and cherry blossoms on a stippled texture background. Panel Width: 49" Overall Dimensio...
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2010s British Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Set of 6 Antique Bird Prints in Ebonised Faux Bamboo Frames, C.1880
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful set of 6 antique bird prints. Raven, crows etc Lithographs after the original drawings by Alexander Francis Lydon Original colour Published by John C. Nimmo, Circa...
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1880s English Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Faux Bamboo, Paper

Schumacher by Miles Redd Brighton Pavilion Wallpaper Mural in Blue
Located in New York, NY
Based on a rare 18th-century document and created by one of Europe's premier engravers, this design comes in coordinating panels of fabric and wallpaper with a 12-foot repeat. Panel...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Chinoiserie Style Pagoda Form Faux Bamboo Wall Rack, 3 Shelves
Located in Plainview, NY
A late 20th century Chinoiserie style lacquered black wood with gilt highlight wall rack . The wall rack has three shelves and features a Pagoda form and a faux-bamboo design with a ...
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Giltwood, Wood

French Faience Plate Chinoiserie Creil & Montereau circa 1834
Located in Austin, TX
French Faience Plate Chinoiserie signed Creil & Montereau Circa 1834.
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1830s French Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

Materials

Faience

Brunschwig and Fils Bamboo Grove Handprinted Floral Wallpaper, Celadon Cream USA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Brunschwig and Fils bamboo grove handprinted floral wallpaper, Celadon Cream, USA. Listing is for a triple roll (15 yards x 36”). Gorgeous chinoiserie print. No longer in production.
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Set of 4 Asian Panels Mother of Pearl Wall Art
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful Asian artwork consisting of 4 rectangular vertical panels having meticulous mother of pearl relief against a fabulous black lacquered background. There are parade processio...
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Early 20th Century Vietnamese Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

French Chinoiserie Panels by A.L. Diament & Co. in Faux Bamboo Frames, S/2
By A.L. Diament & Co.
Located in Kennesaw, GA
These are special! I had this wonderful roll of hand painted French chinoiserie wall paper by AL. Diament & Co. This is the country’s oldest design firm established in Philadelphia i...
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Mid-20th Century French Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

Pair of English 1790s George III Gold and Black Chinoiserie Corner Cabinets
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of English corner cabinets from the late 18th century, with chinoiserie motifs. Born in England during the reign of King George III, each of this exquisite pair of corner cabi...
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Late 18th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Wood

Pair of Four Antique Chinoserie Lacquered Wood Wall Panels with Jade Scenes
Located in Florence, IT
Pair of four antique Chinoserie Lacquered black wood wall panels Decorative panels inlaid with mother of pearl, jade and hardstone with Chinese scenes highlighted in gold. Ebonised ...
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Early 1900s Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Jade

Antique 18th Century Dutch Delft Floral Plate
Located in Pearland, TX
A lovely antique 18th-century Dutch Delft Chinoiserie hand painted floral plate in vibrant cobalt blue and white. It would look fabulous displayed on a wall or shelf in any room.
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Delft, Faience

18th Century Dutch Delft Faience Chinoiserie Floral Plate
Located in Pearland, TX
A beautiful antique 18th-Century Dutch Delft faience chinoiserie plate. This lovely plate has a hand painted flower, fence, tree, and floral border in cobalt blue and white with a ye...
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18th Century Dutch Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Faience, Delft

Schumacher by Miles Redd Brighton Pavilion Wallpaper Mural in Peacock
Located in New York, NY
Based on a rare 18th-century document and created by one of Europe's premier engravers, this design comes in coordinating panels of fabric and wallpaper with a 12-foot repeat. Pane...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Signed Chinoiserie Style Painting of a Crane by Lee Reynolds
Located in West Hartford, CT
Large original chinoiserie style painting of a crane, the symbol of longevity and good luck in Asia. It is displayed in a faux bamboo frame. Signed by Lee Reynolds.
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Framed Chinoiserie Wall Paper Panels
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 20th century pair of framed Chinese Chinoiserie wallpaper panels in watercolor on paper from Charlotte Horstman with silver leaf frames. The panels were purchased forty years a...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Brussels Tapestry Wallpaper Mural
Located in Staunton, VA
Brussels Tapestry is a mural of three separate panels hand painted on a silk blue background. Each panel consists of a collage of vignettes with figures, animals, boats, and towers....
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2010s American Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Silk, Paper

Chinoiserie Still Life Painting by John Powell
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Well framed chinoiserie still life painting by American artist John Powell (born 1930). An amazing amount of craft went in to creating this painting. Oil on canvas. Frame dimensions,...
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1980s American Vintage Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Gesso, Canvas, Wood, Paint

Summer Palace Hand Painted Chinoiserie Diptych
Located in Staunton, VA
Summer Palace is a pair of hand painted pieces of artwork depicting exotic birds on stylized rock surround by trees. The artwork is hand painted using wash and opaques in a classic C...
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2010s American Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Beautiful Vintage Silk Chinese Embroidery
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice mid century large Chinese silk embroidery with beautiful floral design with birds and nice colors, entirely hand embroidered with silk on silk foundation, probably for a cushion...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Silk

Schumacher by Mary McDonald Chinois Palais Vinyl Wallpaper Panel in Noir
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by an antique Chinese silk panel, this Mary McDonald design features exotic birds and cherry blossoms on a stippled texture background. Panel Width: 49" Overall Dimensio...
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2010s British Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

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Paper

Four Large-Scale Decorative Chinoiserie Oil on Canvas Panels
Located in London, by appointment only
A magnificent and rare set of four large-scale chinoiserie painted panels, each painted with birds among landscape scenes and ornamental decorations. Each panel Measures: Height ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

Materials

Canvas

Schumacher Kireina Lotus Wallpaper Mural in White Ivory
Located in New York, NY
By using intensely saturated colors and scaling up the proportions—each panel measures 12 feet high—a demure lotus motif adapted from a 17th-century Japanese woodblock transforms int...
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2010s American Chinoiserie Wall Decorations

Materials

Paper

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