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English, Circa 1920.
A Waring & Gillow dressing table chest offered in great condition.
Beautifully decorated with hand painted red and gold oriental scenes.
Consisting of 2 short drawers over 1 long drawer with brass swan neck handles.
A large triple mirror with adjustable outer mirrors and central mirror framed with more gold hand painted decoration.
Chinoiserie entered European art and decoration in the mid-to-late 17th century. The popularity of chinoiserie peaked around the middle of the 18th century when it was associated with the rococo style.
Though chinoiserie never fully went out of fashion, it declined in Europe by the 1760s when the neoclassical style gained popularity, though remained popular in the newly formed United States through the early 19th century. There was a revival of popularity for chinoiserie in Europe and the United States from the mid-19th century through the 1920s, and today in elite interior design and fashion.
Table H 55.5cm/21.75"
Central mirror W 45cm/17.75" H 100cm/39.25"