East Meets West -Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Furniture


Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Furniture -Monet Chinoiserie Breakfront

Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Furniture -Monet Chinoiserie Breakfront
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Chinoiserie, a French word that essentially means “Chinese-esque”,  is used to describe a European art style reflecting Chinese artistic influences.   Gaining popularity in the 17th century, Chinoiserie’s whimsical patterns and fanciful designs graced furnishings found in the grand homes  of countless European monarchs like Louis XV.  We are big fans of this style here at Habersham and add new hand-painted Chinoiserie  furniture designs to our line each year.

Among them, the new  Monet Chinoiserie Breakfront design, shown here.  Introduced during the High Point Market held earlier this year,  this particular hand-painted Chinoiserie furniture design is part of our Claude Monet Collection.  Pieces in this collection take their inspiration from Monet’s famed home in Giverny, France, his great works, and his many travels.  He is said to have spent a great deal of time in Venice and the design lines and form of this particular piece are rooted in Venetian  style.  In choosing a finish, we decided that the dramatic black backdrop and delicate Chinoiserie motifs would bring a touch of subtle elegance to the design. 

To see some of our other hand-painted Chinoiserie furniture designs, as well as a wide array of other furniture styles and finishes, click here.


  1. I have an old Habersham chest with oriental painting on it and a table hidden inside. Is there someone I can send some photos to who might tell me something about it and what its value might be?

  2. Hello Rhonda and thank you for your inquiry. If you have a picture of your chest, you can email it to Habersham’s customer service department at creeln@habersham.net to see what they might be able to tell you.

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