Victorian Chinoiserie Table on Tiger Bamboo | Handpainted Bamboo Table

£195

Chinoiserie is a style that reflects Western interpretations of Chinese artistic influences. Emerging in the 17th century, particularly in European decorative arts, Chinoiserie became a popular design choice during the 18th century, including the Victorian era. The term itself is derived from the French word "chinois," meaning Chinese.

Chinoiserie design typically incorporates Chinese motifs, themes, and artistic elements, blending them with Western tastes and styles. This decorative style often features depictions of Chinese landscapes, figures, pagodas, and exotic flora and fauna. Artists and craftsmen drew inspiration from Chinese porcelain, lacquerware, and silk paintings to create a fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics.

In the context of furniture, Chinoiserie pieces are characterized by intricate detailing, lacquered finishes, and the use of materials such as bamboo, rattan, and other exotic woods. The Victorian era, in particular, saw a resurgence of interest in Chinoiserie, as it became a fashionable and sought-after style for interiors and furnishings.

Tiger bamboo, also known as "striped bamboo" or "tiger stripe bamboo," is a distinctive and sought-after species of bamboo that features natural stripes or patterns along its culms (stems). The unique appearance of tiger bamboo is due to variations in the color of the bamboo fibers, creating a striped or mottled effect.

Crafted with Tiger Bamboo, this side table embodies the charm of Chinoiserie, seamlessly blending Eastern motifs with Western aesthetics. The bamboo's natural patterns and warm tones add a touch of exotic allure to any space.

Dimensions: H53cm x W40cm x D40cm

Interior Suggestions:

  • Pairing Harmony: Match the side table with other Victorian or Chinoiserie-inspired furniture for a cohesive and curated look.

  • Greenery Embrace: Enhance its elegance by placing a potted plant or a small bonsai on the tabletop, connecting with the natural aesthetic of bamboo.

  • Candlelit Evenings: Utilize the side table to create a attractive corner with a cluster of candles in vintage holders, casting a warm and inviting glow.

Our products are antique, vintage, and preloved, embodying the essence of time. Signs of wear are part of their unique story. Please study the images; these pieces aren't new but carry a charm that only age can bestow.

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