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chi·noi·se·rie

 (shēn′wäz-rē′)
n.
1. A style in art reflecting Chinese influence through use of elaborate decoration and intricate patterns.
2. An object reflecting Chinese artistic influence.

[French, from chinois, Chinese, from Chine, China.]
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chinoiserie

(ʃiːnˌwɑːzəˈriː; -ˈwɑːzərɪ)
n
1. (Art Terms) a style of decorative or fine art based on imitations of Chinese motifs
2. (Art Terms) an object or objects in this style
[French, from chinois Chinese; see -ery]
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chi•noi•se•rie

(ʃinˈwɑ zə ri, -ˌwɑ zəˈri)

n.
(sometimes cap.)
1. a style of ornamentation using motifs identified as Chinese.
2. an object decorated in this style.
[1880–85; < French, =chinois Chinese + -erie -ery]
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chinoiserie

anything typically Chinese or made in a Chinese manner.
See also: Art, China
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chinoiserie

Decoration on eighteenth-century European porcelain, depicting Chinese scenes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chinoiserie - a style in art reflecting Chinese influencechinoiserie - a style in art reflecting Chinese influence; elaborately decorated and intricately patterned
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
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Thanks to digital-printing technology that allows retailers to duplicate the look inexpensively, you no longer have to blow your entire decorating budget on a few pricey panels of chinoiserie.
Inspired by the original late 18th century chinoiserie Willow Pattern depicting thwarted love, this bone china plate on sale at the British Museum has 12 subtle features.
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Beyond Chinoiserie: Artistic Exchange Between China and the West During the Late Qing Dynasty (1796-1911)
Notable chinoiserie up for auction would include Quian Hu'an's 'Ladies Under the Peach Blossoms' dated 1881, and Lu Zhi's 'Sparrow on Plum Blossoms,' which was finished in 1571.
"We used a lot of blue and white chinoiserie pieces, mixed with pink, blue, and white flowers.
For this one, we were inspired by Chinoiserie and used Eastern motifs but interpreted them with a European touch," explains Yu.
A unique design trend for holiday homes is the white and blue chinoiserie theme.
Though not identical, they display a number of shared elements -- the huge scale, central floret, and use of both Rumi and Hatayi motifs, the names given to the rigorously executed arabesque decoration and Chinoiserie floral scrolls respectively.
The range offers biodegradable pyramid teabags inside unique tea caddies designed with an elegant chinoiserie motif, evocative of the interior of The Wolseley itself.
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Ensuring that the ensembles are inventive yet commercial, Chinoiserie and Islamic prints were blended.