Commode by Mathieu Criaerd 1743. Book: French Interiors of the 18th century by John Whitehouse.

Commode by Mathieu Criaerd 1743. Book: French Interiors of the 18th century by John Whitehouse.

Matthieu Criaerd (1689-1787)  Commode detail  1742  Blue Room, Château de Choisy, France  Commode coated with blue and white vernis Martin, representing exotic birds and plants, inspired by blue and white Chinese porcelain motifs. The silvered bronze decoration consists of  a series of scrolls, and  a wavy border pierced with ovals, scrolls, and foliage.  The blue and white furniture in the Blue Room reflected  Madame de Mailly taste for oriental art.  This type of decoration became very…

Matthieu Criaerd (1689-1787) Commode detail 1742 Blue Room, Château de Choisy, France Commode coated with blue and white vernis Martin, representing exotic birds and plants, inspired by blue and white Chinese porcelain motifs. The silvered bronze decoration consists of a series of scrolls, and a wavy border pierced with ovals, scrolls, and foliage. The blue and white furniture in the Blue Room reflected Madame de Mailly taste for oriental art. This type of decoration became very…

Jardiniere Flora Marina, Flora Exotica 1889, Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy

Jardiniere Flora Marina, Flora Exotica 1889, Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy

Giltwood looking-glass carved by Nicolas Pineau and Charles Bernard, 1730. Book: French Interiors of the 18th century by John Whitehead.

Giltwood looking-glass carved by Nicolas Pineau and Charles Bernard, 1730. Book: French Interiors of the 18th century by John Whitehead.

gorgeous blue tiles

gorgeous blue tiles

Antique European hand carved floor clock with bronze,grandfather floor clock

Antique European hand carved floor clock with bronze,grandfather floor clock

Rocaille motifs in the decoration of the Palazzo Reale, Genoa

Rocaille motifs in the decoration of the Palazzo Reale, Genoa

Chateau De Fleurs: May 2013

Chateau De Fleurs: May 2013

Amazing French Aubusson chair

Amazing French Aubusson chair

Roses and stripes = French.  Prints French Interiors: "The Art of Elegance" Christine de Nicola;y -Mazery 4 Trouvais

Roses and stripes = French. Prints French Interiors: "The Art of Elegance" Christine de Nicola;y -Mazery 4 Trouvais

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