Room 47f: Chinese Export Art
All the items on display in this room were made in China and brought to the West by merchants who went there to buy tea, silk and porcelain and other craft products, as well as spices and drugs. Some are in European shapes and have decoration which comes from European sources. Some are a blend of European and Chinese forms. Chinese export art and design was important in fashionable western interiors. Many examples can be seen in their western setting in the British Galleries on Level 2 and 4.
Room 47f is on Level 1 of the V&A South Kensington.