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- (art) A style in art, or an artistic object, that reflects the influence of Chinese art.
- 1878, Henry James, chapter VI, in The Europeans, Macmillan and Co.:
- The Baroness perceived that her entertainer had analyzed material comfort to a sufficiently fine point. And then he possessed the most delightful chinoiseries—trophies of his sojourn in the Celestial Empire: pagodas of ebony and cabinets of ivory; sculptured monsters, grinning and leering on chimney-pieces, in front of beautifully figured hand-screens; […]
art: style or object that reflects Chinese influence
chinoiserie f (plural chinoiseries)