Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chinoiserie Style


Enjoy this photo essay on the fanciful, joyful, whimsical, and elegant world of Chinoiserie.

























(Photos courtesy of Flickr)

10 comments:

Sanity Fair said...

so many lovely things - that ballroom and the ivory carving especially!

g. said...

So much to see! Great images.

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-Gorgeous examples of Chinoiserie.

Style Redux 2 said...

g.-I had the idea of doing these photo essays to give everyone an idea of the range of Chinoiserie.

Scott Fazzini said...

Chinoistastic! My delicate eyes are still trying to take in all of the overwhelming beauty.

Style Redux 2 said...

Scott-Thanks, these images are stunning.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I love that you included one of my favorite places - the tea pavilion at Sanssouci. I have a book or two about the palaces in Potsdam that you would LOVE -they all feature at least a room or two of haute chinoiserie -if not a tea pavilion such as this one at sanssouci. I remember going here while in high school and being blown away by this pavilion. I think every park in germany though contains a little pagoda or something! Crazy Germans!

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-I will of course be doing an entire post on the Chinese Tea Pavillion at Potsdam. I lived in Germany for 5 years and will never forget seeing it.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

You outdid yourself with all these images. I have a black secretary just like the one you showed and it is one of my favorite pieces. Will look forward to a post on the Chinese Tea Pavillion, never heard of it so am now highly interested. Added this blog to blogroll which I had been meaning to do.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sande-Thanks. I would love a black lacquer secretary like that. Thanks for adding Chinoiserie Chic-many followers have Style Redux, but haven't remembered to add Chinoiserie Chic-I appreciate it.