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Chinoiserie is a French term that refers to Chinese lacquered designs. During the seventeenth century a love of all things Oriental swept over Europe. Lacquer furniture was the height of sophisticated design. Lacquer furniture from China was introduced as early as 1613 in England, favored by Louis XIV and made even more popular in France by Madame de Pompadour during the reign of Louis XV. Highly decorated pieces included motifs such as exotic birds and flowers, pagodas and monkeys. Go to: Chinoiserie, Faux Bamboo Furniture, Lacquer Furniture, Shagreen Furniture

Faux Bamboo Furniture and Lighting

Chinese Chippendale or Modern Ming originated about 1750 when Thomas Chippendale added a hint of Asia giving his pieces fretwork, pagoda crowns, bracket feet, bamboo, dragons or lions.

NMS16_H8DTX Cahill Bamboo Side Table Bamboo Pagoda Mirror
Reedly Wall Mirror Cahill Bamboo Side Table Bamboo Pagoda Mirror
Wall mirror with bamboo-inspired frame. Polyurethane with silver-leaf finish. Handcrafted side table. Wood wrapped with grey faux shagreen. Stainless steel with gold plated finish. Handcrafted Pagoda frame in antiqued gold metal. Iron mirror and wood composite.

 

Aracy Gold Bamboo Style Lounge Chair Sophia Champagne-Finish Square Ottoman Butterfly Collection Side Table
Global Views Aracy Gold Bamboo Style Lounge Chair Massoud Sophia Champagne-Finish Square Ottoman MacKenzie-Childs Butterfly Collection Side Table
Handcrafted lounge chair. Frame constructed of bamboo motif latched iron with an antiqued gold finish. American made down wrapped foam cushions. Handcrafted square ottoman with nail head trim. Mahogany wood frame. Polyester upholstery. Handcrafted Butterfly Collection side table. 26"W x 18"D x 26"T. Crafted of iron. Hand-painted butterflies, scalloped Courtly Stripe skirt, and goldtone bamboo-textured legs. Being handcrafted, each will be unique and vary slightly. Made in the USA.

 

Brighton Pavilion Coffee Table NMS15_H71JW Golden Bamboo Table Lamp
MacKenzie-Childs Brighton Pavilion Coffee Table Bamboo-Motif Chandelier Golden Bamboo Table Lamp
Handcrafted iron coffee table. Hand-painted designs. With its bamboo, pagoda, and lotus motifs, this dramatic chandelier brings the mystique of the Orient to room lighting Handcrafted chinoiserie table lamp inspired by a vintage bamboo lantern. Cast-resin, open bamboo lantern-style frame. Hand-applied gold-leaf finish. Silk/polyester blend shade with golden lining.

Chinoiserie and Japanais

Chinoiserie adds a highly decorative finish to any piece that makes it stand out in a room. A single piece can make a dramatic difference. Pieces imported directly from the Orient were extremely limited. To suit European tastes, European craftsmen refashioned imports to decorate western goods, or sent European furniture to the Far East to be decorated. Soon they were working to replicate these pieces. True lacquer comes from the sap of a tree not found in the West, so they had to invent finishes that would mimic this look. In England this became known as "Japan work" or "japanning." Designs most often have a Chinese look, but can also be Japanese or Indian. In some cases, an antique combines real Chinese lacquer and English japanning. China is considered to be the birthplace of lacquer work, but Japan was the premier producer typically featuring gold lacquer on a black lacquer ground.

Chinoiserie Hanging Sculptures, Set of 3 Chippendale Arm Chair
Chinoiserie Hanging Sculptures, Set of 3 Jonathan Adler Chippendale Arm Chair Sonia Accent Table
Aperture hand forged brass three panel wall sculpture with polished steel frame. The negative space is open which allows the wall color to show through. Our spin on the Chippendale Arm Chair brings Palm Beach home to you—without the humidity. Chinoise lines in a high-gloss black lacquer make this piece a timeless decorating staple. Fab at a desk or dining room table Chinoiserie-style accent table. Forged-iron base with silver-leaf finish. Glass table top.

 

Tamsin Blue Chinoiserie Outdoor Wing Chair
Tamsin Blue Chinoiserie Outdoor Wing Chair Chinoiserie Bar Cart
Chinoiserie-style wing chair. Frame made of aluminum. Cushion made of polyester filled with quick-dry foam with polyester fiber. Chinoiserie-style bar cart with geometric designs in go-with-anything white on the sides and peeking through glass shelves makes serving favorite beverages, snacks, or meals easy and convenient. Outdoor safe, but don't limit the possibilities. It brings casual serving indoors nicely

 

Sparrow & Wren Down Pillow in Suki Chinois, 20 x 20 Sparrow & Wren Down Pillow in Japanais, 20 x 20
Elaborate Chinoiserie motif Elaborate floral motif

Shagreen Furniture

Early east Asian shagreen was used on sword hilts and luxury book bindings, pocketbooks and boxes. In the 17th and 18th Centuries, the term began to be used for sharkskin or the skin of a rayfish. Jean-Claude Galluchat, a master leather worker in the court of Louis XV, made it popular among the aristocracy.

Bliss Faux-Shagreen Cabinet Concord Faux-Shagreen Console Maude Console
Bliss Faux-Shagreen Cabinet Concord Faux-Shagreen Console INTERLUDE Maude Console
Cabinet with faux-shagreen finish. Solid acacia frame. Metal stretcher base and legs. Four doors. Faux-shagreen console with wood trim. Handcrafted console. Iron base with a gold-leaf finish. Top has a taupe faux shagreen finish. Two drawers. 48"W x 16"D x 30"T.

 

Cocktails Anyone? Coffee Table Winter Faux-Shagreen Side Table Aletha Faux-Shagreen Entertainment Console
caracole Cocktails Anyone? Coffee Table Winter Faux-Shagreen Side Table Bernhardt Aletha Faux-Shagreen Entertainment Console
Petite in stature, but exuding tons of understated "retro" elegance, this cocktail table is dressed to impress. It is an ideal size to used alone with a settee or chaise or paired as twin cocktails for larger sofas/sectionals. A clear glass top affords a view below to a tapered legs and a metal stretcher supporting a faux shagreen tray for serving cocktails or resting your favorite books. Cocktails Anyone? Handcrafted side table in faux-shagreen. Cutout cube design with white resin edging. Handcrafted entertainment console with four push-to-open doors. 80"W x 20"D x 30"T. Quartered ash solids and quartered oak veneers with taupe finish. Faux-shagreen doors have plated, brushed stainless steel frame and grille overlay. Behind each pair of doors is one drawer, one adjustable/removal shelf, and ventilation and grommet holes. Mortise-and-tenon construction.

 

Anya Faux-Shagreen Side Table Anya Faux-Shagreen Martini Table Lucy Faux Shagreen & Acrylic Side Table
Anya Faux-Shagreen Side Table Anya Faux-Shagreen Martini Table Lucy Faux Shagreen & Acrylic Side Table
Star side table in faux-shagreen. Polycarbonate hardwood frame/solid pine. Star martini table in faux-shagreen finish. Our Lucite End Table has an almost extraordinary ability to be style-defining yet nearly invisible. Its rich faux shagreen top adds a complex pattern which makes it classic and bold, without overwhelming a room.

 

Olivia Shagreen 3-Drawer Chest Olivia Shagreen 6-Drawer Chest Olivia Shagreen Bedside Chest
Olivia Shagreen 3-Drawer Chest Olivia Shagreen 6-Drawer Chest Olivia Shagreen Bedside Chest
Evoking Hollywood glamour, the wood 3-Drawer bedside chest boasts a light grey wash oak finish paired with light grey shagreen and antiqued brass accents Evoking Hollywood glamour, the wood 6-Drawer Chest boasts a light grey wash oak finish paired with light grey shagreen and antiqued brass accents. Evoking Hollywood glamour, this bedside chest boasts a grey wash oak finish paired with light grey shagreen and antique brass accents.

 

Aletha Accent Table HCF17_H9CJM Ming Faux-Shagreen Round Night Stand
Bernhardt Aletha Accent Table Faux-Shagreen Coffee Table Four Hands Ming Faux-Shagreen Round Night Stand
Handcrafted accent table. 18"Dia. x 30.25"T. Brushed stainless steel with blackened bronze plated finish. Top and base are inset with faux-shagreen in dark taupe. Handcrafted coffee table. Iron frame with antiqued-brass finish. Shagreen-embossed resin top. Mid-century shaping takes on new intrigue in a fresh brown faux shagreen. A perfectly curved bedside table with stainless steel accents and handy drawer storage

 

Peyton Faux Shagreen Side Table
Bernhardt Olita Tray Side Table Regina-Andrew Design Corgan Nickel End Table Peyton Faux Shagreen Side Table
Tray turned table, this unique accent table mixes faux shagreen with gleaming metal for an eclectic modern look Metal and wood end table. Metal frame with polished-nickel frame. Wood composite and veneer top and shelf covered in faux shagreen. One drawer and one shelf. Handcrafted side table. 22"W x 18"D x 23"T. C-table is made of iron with an antiqued brass finish and two resin faux shagreen shelves.

 

Shagreen Shadow Box Coffee Table Hope Acrylic Sided Dresser Chilmark Faux-Shagreen Side Table
Shagreen Shadow Box Coffee Table Hope Acrylic Sided Dresser Chilmark Faux-Shagreen Side Table
A layer of brown faux-shagreen resin sets an intriguing textural backdrop for prized possessions. Low styling lends a fresh feel to shiny stainless steel framing and clear glass top for a new spin on the traditional shadowbox Modern dresser with faux-shagreen finish. Solid pine frame. Acrylic side panels. Six drawers. Antiqued brass hardware. Handcrafted scalloped-edge side table. One drawer in faux cream shagreen. Drawer interior painted to match exterior. Nickel hardware. Wood composite.

 

Presley Table Lamp Cairo Brass & Shagreen Mirror Shagreen Table Lamp with Shade
Presley Table Lamp Port 68 Cairo Brass & Shagreen Mirror Jamie Young Shagreen Table Lamp with Shade
Our signature shagreen pattern is highlighted with warm indigo tones to achieve this eye-catching ceramic table lamp. From its steel base to the finial-topped linen drum shade, the beautifully finished lamp illuminates the room with a gentle glow and enduring style. Handcrafted glass mirror with beveled edge. Aged brass frame with faux shagreen fabric insets. Handcrafted hexagon pillar table lamp with faux-shagreen base. Polyurethane faux-shagreen leather. Plated steel top cap in antiqued brass finish. Includes drum shade in black polyester.

Lacquer Furniture

The history of Lacquer in China goes back thousands of years. Pieces began being exported to Europe in the mid-16th century. These styles have the traditional gloss and beauty but have been updated with sleek modern designs.

Martino Sideboard Slide View: 1: Lacquered Regency Three-Drawer Dresser Slide View: 1: Lacquered Regency Buffet
John-Richard Collection Martino Sideboard Lacquered Regency Three-Drawer Dresser Lacquered Regency Buffet
A four-door sideboard inlaid with linen and finished in white lacquer sits atop polished stainless steel legs. Features acrylic and stainless steel capped handles. Tracey Boyd designed her Hollywood Regency collection around the retro glamour of these Lucite and etched brass pulls, topping off this dresser in a high-gloss lacquer finish, the result of a five-day sanding, coating and curing process.  She designed her Hollywood Regency collection around the retro glamour of these lucite and etched brass pulls, topping off this buffet in a high-gloss lacquer finish, the result of a five-day sanding, coating and curing process.

 

Darling Lacquer Bedside Chest Slide View: 1: Geo-Marquetry Nine-Drawer Dresser Slide View: 3: Lacquered Regency Twelve-Drawer Dresser
Darling Lacquer Bedside Chest Geo-Marquetry Nine-Drawer Dresser Lacquered Regency Twelve-Drawer Dresser
Paying homage to a fabulous mid-century modern silhouette, this bedside chest features bold, brushed brass hardware and a grey wash oak finish. This striking piece features a lacquered frame, leather and brass hardware and a geometric motif of bookmatched marquetry. Bookmatching slivers a piece of wood in two - in this case, striated zebra wood - and lays the pieces face-down in a symmetrical pattern. Tracey Boyd designed her Hollywood Regency collection around the retro glamour of these Lucite and etched brass pulls, topping off this dresser in a high-gloss lacquer finish, the result of a five-day sanding, coating and curing process.

 

Slide View: 1: Haverhill Chair Slide View: 1: Lacquered Regency Desk Slide View: 1: Lacquered Regency Nightstand
Haverhill Chair Lacquered Regency Desk Lacquered Regency Nightstand
Reminiscent of Danish midcentury designs, this modern chair features a wide-set silhouette with tufted cushions upholstered in luxe, blush velvet. A true form-follows-function piece, tapered brass accents protect the gleaming legs while lending the piece a refined elegance.  Birch frame; glossy lacquered walnut finish Tracey Boyd designed her Hollywood Regency collection around the retro glamour of these Lucite and etched brass pulls, topping off this dresser in a high-gloss lacquer finish, the result of a five-day sanding, coating and curing process. Tracey Boyd designed her Hollywood Regency collection around the retro glamour of these Lucite and etched brass pulls, topping off this dresser in a high-gloss lacquer finish, the result of a five-day sanding, coating and curing process.

 

Slide View: 1: Ingram Four-Drawer Dresser Slide View: 1: Ingram Six-Drawer Dresser Slide View: 1: Ingram Nightstand
Ingram Four-Drawer Dresser Ingram Six-Drawer Dresser Ingram Nightstand
This sleek dresser boasts ample storage space and contemporary mixed metal hardware, all perched on a metal frame. Featuring six drawers of generous storage space, this refined dresser is accented with contemporary hardware for a must-have piece that elevates any space. This painted hardwood nightstand features an open top shelf and ample storage space accented with contemporary mixed metal hardware and legs.

 

Slide View: 1: Odetta Nightstand Slide View: 1: Odetta Three-Drawer Dresser Slide View: 1: Odetta Nine-Drawer Dresser
Odetta Nightstand Odetta Three-Drawer Dresser Odetta Nine-Drawer Dresser
With an elevated crosshatched texture throughout, this stunning collection is accented with feminine, elliptical brass and Lucite knobs etched with fine detail. With an elevated crosshatched texture throughout, this stunning collection is accented with feminine, elliptical brass and Lucite knobs etched with fine detail. With an elevated grass cloth-inspired texture throughout, this stunning collection is accented with feminine, elliptical brass and Lucite knobs etched with fine detail.

 

MacBeth Two-Drawer Side Table, White/Gold Slide View: 1: Marcelle Nightstand Slide View: 1: Marcelle Three-Drawer Dresser
MacBeth Two-Drawer Side Table, White/Gold Marcelle Nightstand Marcelle Three-Drawer Dresser
MacBeth two-drawer side table in white/gold. 22"W x 16"D x 28"T. White lacquered wood top. Gold-leafed metal base. With modern brass hardware and a white marble top, this bedside option is both ladylike and luxe. The paneled facade of this three-drawer dresser adds mid-century flair to this contemporary piece, fitted with luxe brass hardware and a gleaming marble top.

 

Slide View: 1: Merriton Three-Drawer Dresser Slide View: 1: Merriton Bed Slide View: 1: Merriton Nightstand
Merriton Three-Drawer Dresser Merriton Bed Merriton Nightstand
Gleaming brass accents affixed to stately wood form a harmonious pairing on this streamlined, chamfered-edge silhouette. A harmonious pairing of gleaming brass and modern lucite punctuates the neatly proportioned gap of this ever-feminine piece. Complete with sloping chamfered edges on its streamlined silhouette, it distinguishes itself as a most sophisticated spot for slumber. Gleaming brass accents affixed to stately wood form a harmonious pairing on this streamlined, chamfered-edge silhouette.

 

Slide View: 1: Lacquered Bar Cabinet Slide View: 1: Geo-Marquetry Nightstand
Lacquered Bar Cabinet Geo-Marquetry Nightstand Jonathan Adler Channing End Table
One should never have to wait for a beverage! Wide doors, mirrored shelving and brass accents give this home bar essential a mid-century modern vibe. Its high-gloss lacquered finish is the result of a five-day sanding, coating and curing process. This striking piece features a lacquered frame, leather and brass hardware and a geometric motif of bookmatched marquetry. Bookmatching slivers a piece of wood in two - in this case, striated zebra wood - and lays the pieces face- down in a symmetrical pattern. Neo-classical lines. Handcrafted of white lacquer with polished-nickel accents and an oversized Lucite® knob.

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