An antique Chinoiserie table lamp in a classic period design. Richly decorated base with butterflies, birds, flowers and architecture. Turned stem decorated with flowers. Still maintaining the original brass and porcelain lamp holder with a porcelain on/off switch and a brass shade holder. Rewired and grounded with a black twisted cloth flex. New black baize fitted to the base. Some age related lose of the chinoiserie decorations which is normal but in sound condition. Can be fitted with an EU, UK or US plug. Shade not included. The aesthetic of Chinoiserie has been expressed in different ways depending on the region. Its acknowledgement derives from the current of Orientalism, which studied Far East cultures from a historical, philological, anthropological, philosophical and religious point of view. First appearing in the 17th century, this trend was popularized in the 18th century due to the rise in trade with China and the rest of East Asia.
Antique Chinoiserie Table Lamp