Tag Archives: Chinoiserie

Chinese Art and Heritage in 20th Century Decorative Arts

shopping for hand painted wallpapers

An Antique Fragment from The Bentley House Chinese Drawing Room

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As an interior designer I have often been charged with the task of adding historical reference to my projects.   This can occur in a number of ways.   Today I want to talk about one of the most sublime genres of the decorative arts – hand painted Chinese inspired wallpapers.  The history of decorative arts is a vast caldron of ingredients which when handled deftly can produce a fine stew.