New in....exciting and unique door

New in....exciting and unique door

Code: 10152


W: 91cm (35.8")H: 209cm (82.3")

£3,200.00 Approx $4050.63, €3738.32

an odd buy possibly...? a unique and most interesting hand painted door. Decorated with a chinoiserie style.


Chinoiserie is a European artistic movement that began in the 17th century and reached its peak in the 18th century. It is characterized by the use of Chinese motifs, designs, and patterns in European art and decorative arts. The word "chinoiserie" comes from the French word "chinois," which means "Chinese."

Chinoiserie began as a fascination with China and Chinese culture that emerged in Europe in the 17th century, as a result of increased trade and cultural exchange with China. Chinese goods, such as porcelain, silk, and lacquer, were highly prized and imported into Europe. European aristocrats and merchants also began to collect Chinese art and curiosities, which sparked a fascination with Chinese culture and aesthetics.

This fascination with China led to the development of chinoiserie, which involved the imitation and adaptation of Chinese design motifs and techniques in European art and decorative arts. Chinoiserie was particularly popular in France, where it was used in the decoration of royal palaces and wealthy homes. It was also popular in England, where it was used in the decoration of country estates and townhouses.

Chinoiserie was used in a wide range of artistic media, including painting, sculpture, textiles, furniture, and ceramics. Chinese motifs, such as pagodas, dragons, and bamboo, were incorporated into European designs. Chinese techniques, such as lacquering and gilding, were also adapted and used in European art.

Chinoiserie declined in popularity in the 19th century, as tastes shifted towards other styles. However, it continued to influence European art and design, and its legacy can be seen in the continued use of Chinese motifs and techniques in contemporary design.

Only one side of this door is painted with this decoration the other side is painted in a plain colour and not period. This is an intersting piece because the condition is quite amazing as many pieces of furniture of this perod show wear which you should expect , if a chest then it would have been polished and therefore wear would have shown , however this being a door would not have the usual and expected wear. Only one origonal handle is present. 

ideal uses of this door would be into a bathroom in a bedroom....if it were me?

Thanks for looking.