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Wallpaper with pot of kumquat plant on red stool

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Chinese wallpaper with green pot with kumquat plant on red stool with flowering tree in the background. Painting. China, for export, 18th century. This panel of painted wallpaper shows fruits, flowers and birds around a potted kumquat on a red wooden stool. It would have been part of a set of papers intended for decorating a Chinese room inside a European house. This widespread taste in interior decoration was part of a fashion known as Chinoiserie - a fanciful Chinese style invented by Europeans. The trade with Europe in Chinese wallpaper started in the 1690s and retained its popularity into the early 19th century.
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