Friday, October 11, 2013
Raise the pagoda lanterns
Chinoiserie. While some may find it demeaning, I actually think the style is delightful. Europeans have always been curious about the Far East Asia and during 17th and 18th century, trades with China, Japan, and India blossomed. Lacquer techniques, ceramic, and anything mildly Asian shape is wholeheartedly celebrated in Europe. Obviously with internet connecting the whole world in 21st century, Far East Asia no longer mystify anyone who has access to google. But I still find lanterns like these, an imitation to past relic, charming. I think with the right light bulbs, they may be a perfect pair for a powder room or a long hallway.