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Chinese style a chic in Europe century ago

Updated: 2014-12-24 13:08:24

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In the 18th century, ceramics, silk and lacquer imported from China were chic in the West. So many foreign designers and artisans imitated Chinese design philosophy and created fancy Oriental-style decor.

Hand painted wall panel by designer Robert Jones from 1810, the era of the Prince Regent, later King George IV of England. [Photo/art.ifeng.com]

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