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  • Sharon Mau

    silver epergne in chinoiserie style, one of the alternative forms of decoration which became immensely popular in the middle years of the 18th century.Artists, architects, designers and craftsmen were inspired by ideas of so-called 'Chinese' landscapes, buildings and decoration which they adapted freely for new and imaginative luxury goods. . in the form of a Chinese pagoda or garden pavilion, complete with upturned eaves, hanging bells, pierced baskets and dishes.

  • TwoNerdyHistoryGirls ***

    A handsome centerpiece for Charlotte's dining table. Silver chinoiserie epergne Thomas Pitts, 1759.

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