Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Chinoiserie Gouache


Here is my newest Chinoiserie work of art that I just picked up from the framer. It is a wonderful 19th century French Chinoiserie painting for tapestry. This lovely gouache on paper was created for the development of a woven tapestry. It has the pencil guidelines and small x's that served as guides for the weavers. I bought it on eBay for $15.00. I had it framed using a silk mat and gold bamboo frame. Click on the pictures for greater detail. I hope to find a place for it in my new Pagoda Bedroom.



23 comments:

Theresa Cheek said...

What a find Beth! Hope to see the evolution of the bedroom!

Theresa Cheek said...

Oops,,,,been working out of town and just caught up on your posts...the Pagoda Bedroom is fabulous!

home before dark said...

Love it. Gouache is a wonderful medium. And I am always drawn to dark grounds.

Off topic slightly, but Theresa Cheek's comments reminded me that I wanted to let you know about a new young blogger named Lauren at (In)Decorous Taste. She, like Theresa, is a decorative artist. And, like you, is a Seven Sister graduate (Vassar) and loves that mix of fashion/decor. It's fun to see new, young talent who has a love for classic yet personal style. I'm just delving into the new More Is More Tony Duquette book and I while I am drawn to the pictures, the words are mesmerizing. The opening of the book is from a three-day lecture at UCLA in1971—the year I graduated from college. Wish I had known what was going on!

Vickie H. said...

OMG! I am SOOOO ENVIOUS! The soft blues in this piece would be perfect for my guest bedroom! With you out there on Ebay snatching up all the goodies, I am definitely at a disadvantage shopping! But I'm so happy for you to have something this wonderful to enjoy!
PS: Still no luck on the Xian fabric...but I am not about to give up...where there is a will there is a way...I just need access to the various colorways of it..but bottom line: I will probably take whatever I can get!
I think wanting such a small amount definitely puts me at a disadvantage. Have a great day and thanks for sharing your new piece...and the frame is PERFECTION!

Averill said...

What a great eBay find, Beth! And you've framed it perfectly.

Jill said...

I've given you an award.

Kitty said...

it looks amazing! watch out for me on ebay; i have been trolling the chinoiserie!

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Thanks so much. I love the painting and the room.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-Thanks for the head's up on (In)Decorous Taste. I will check it out. I must get the new Toy Duquette book. I am a huge fan. When I saw the Tony Duquette Collection at Baker Furniture I was blown away. What a genius he was.

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-A Chinoiserie competitor on eBay-oh no! I will do some searching on the Brunschwig & Fils. All I have seen so far was 10 yards on eBay which you don't need. I'll keep you posted.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Thanks so much-I never tire of gold bamboo-it always seems to work.

Style Redux 2 said...

Jill-Thanks so much. I am honored.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Oh no, not another eBay Chinoiserie stalker! LOL

Clayton Gray Home said...

What a beautiful find - love this!

Style Redux 2 said...

Clayton Gray Home-Thanks, I think it's charming.

Kitty said...

i have a thing for sterling spoons; i recently got a sweet one from ebay. the handle is tooled to look like bamboo and there is a tiny worn buddha on the end. the entire set got away from me, but i was thrilled to even just get the one! i am systematically emptying all stock of antique alice in wonderland items! yay ebay!

Grant K. Gibson said...

$15! Score of the year!
The framing cost SO much more- that I know- but it looks so lovely. I think that I would be so happy at your house and would just smile :)

Sanity Fair said...

I wasn't even aware this style existed. So interesting - and what a steal. Sounds like I need to get on ebay more often.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-I have a thing for silver bamboo-sounds gorgeous!

Style Redux 2 said...

Grant-Yes, framing is the issue, but it came out so well.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sanity Fair-It's quite unique, isn't it?

Rielah said...

Great find! I just wanted to stop by and say that I love your blog. I'm also from DC and I love Chinoiserie.

Style Redux 2 said...

Rielah-Thanks for stopping by.