The history of this style of decoration, as quoted in Wikipedia "Chinoiserie entered the European repertory in the mid-to-late 17th century; the work of Athanasius Kircher had a lot of influence on the study of orientalism. The popularity of chinoiserie peaked around the middle of the 18th century, when it was easily assimilated into rococo"
The Chinese motives are all hand painted, which makes each and every item quite unique. Inside the desk's drop-down writing surface are drawers that individually open as well as small document boxes. The chair and tea table are all decorated with the same care as the desk.
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