I am often asked about Chinoiserie artwork for the home. I have had wonderful luck on eBay and at thrift stores and flea markets. Here is a little tour of some pieces in my home to get you started. None were expensive, but I love them all. Above, a pair of botanicals from a calendar with black and gold frames that add a subtle Chinoiserie look. A tip-Cavallini makes the most beautiful art calendars in the world-perfect for framing. Below, an antique Chinese silk fragment found on eBay that I had matted in silk and framed in gold bamboo.
One of a pair of camellia botanicals I have framed in black and gold in my powder room.
A pair of junk ships painted on silk I found on eBay.
A recent oil painting thrift store find.
Four camellia botanicals framed in gold bamboo in my dressing room.
A flea market find.
I really like this antique oil painting I found on eBay-I love pagodas.
A large Chelsea House oil I bought at a going out of business sale.
I just got these in the mail yesterday-a pair of hand painted on silk Chelsea House paintings on eBay.