- a style of ornamentation current chiefly in the 18th century in Europe, characterized by intricate patterns and an extensive use of motifs identified as Chinese.
- an object decorated in this style or an example of this style: The clock was an interesting chinoiserie.
Origin of chinoiserie
Examples from the Web for chinoiserie
Contemporary Examples of chinoiserie
The Duchess looked elegant in a pale grey coat over a hand-painted silk floral “chinoiserie” dress by Jenny Packham.William, Kate and Harry Attend Wedding of Diana's Niece
June 11, 2012
Historical Examples of chinoiserie
Recently I planned a small boudoir in a country house that depended on a gay Chinoiserie paper for its charm.
Mrs. Frederick Havemeyer has a similar bed covered with a Chinoiserie chintz.
Garner shows a Lambeth mug embodying this style of decoration combined with a suggestion of Chinoiserie around the waist.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia
C. Malcolm Watkins
- a style of decorative or fine art based on imitations of Chinese motifs
- an object or objects in this style