Chinoiserie refers to a recurring theme in European artistic styles since the 17th century, which reflects Chinese art and is characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of an imaginary China.

Connected Sites

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Aranjuez Chinese Kiosks of the Prince's Garden & tile panels
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe mock Chinese village known as Mulang, with its pagoda and pavilions (AB ev)
Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust Der Schloss Chinese von Schloss Augustusburg
Drottningholm (Chinese Pavilion 1753)
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz (Pagoda at Oranienbaum 1797)
Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz Pagoda in the castle park
Graz 3 rooms in Schloss Eggenberg
Karlskrona Skarva: the "Chinese room" is equipped with about 100 Chinese drawings (nom file)
Kew Gardens (Pagoda - 1762)
Potsdam (Chinese House 1755-64)
Schönbrunn Vieux-Laque Room, Blue Chinese Salon and Chinese Round and Oval Cabinets
St. Petersburg Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)- part of St Petersburg - has a Chinese Village and a Creaking Pagoda


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