They passed by my stand, asked about two Chinese lacquer
bowls and immediately bought them (Fig.
work reached its zenith around 1680 when the Emperor K'ang Hsi established a royal factory next to the imperial palace in Peking.
It flourishes the likes of a virtuoso piece of rococo cabinet-making, a Louis XV commode confected out of imported Chinese lacquer
and embellished with finely chiselled gilt-bronze mounts and topped with marble (Fig.
I still have it in my New York apartment.' She also started to collect Chinese lacquer
14), and plate x shows a different type of vase containing flowers painted onto the glass panels of lanterns, but as the motif was ubiquitous it could equally well have been copied from Chinese lacquer
The taste for the exotic and rare is shown, for example, by a magnificent pair of George I side tables made for the 1st Duke of Newcastle and attributed to James Moore that still retain their rich Chinese lacquer
tops; priced at just over 1m [pounds sterling], they recently sold privately on the London market (Fig.
In 1937 excavations revealed two treasure rooms filled with Indian ivories, Han-period Chinese lacquer
, Hellenistic painted glassware and Graeco-Roman bronzes.
The brand's Asian heritage comes through in little touches like the Chinese lacquered
vanity boxes in the bathrooms and the restaurant's Asian-inspired menu.
Give concrete ornaments a Chinese lacquered
effect by covering them with colourful water-based acrylic paints
The great Coco Chanel had an apartment there for many years, filling her rooms with rock crystal chandeliers, Chinese lacquered
Coromandel screens, books in fine bindings and much more.
It housed a spacious lounge with Chinese lacquered
writing desk, petit Louis fireplace, three-piece suite and widescreen TV.
European collectors coined a word for this obsession with the Orient - they called it "Le Japonisme" and people we might call "Les Japonistes" set blue and white oriental porcelain vases filled with white lilac or chrysanthemums on simple tables against Chinese lacquered