Make mine a Pavilion

The Chinese Pavilion at Drottingholm the ultimate birthday present and example of Chinoiserie Continue reading

Deceptive Charms

So I paused in London, surveyed my empty purse and thanked the Lord that the V and A always pulls me off the shop floor  street… There in the furthest reaches of the 6th floor is the smallest exhibition you … Continue reading

Chinoiserie Forever

When Lord Marchmain asks for a bed downstairs, he requests ‘the Chinese drawing-room; and Wilcox the “Queen’s Bed” ‘.  His final days are spent in a  Chinoiserie chimera – to aid his vision of a heavenly kingdom beyond?  And so … Continue reading

Let’s Go-Rococo

Rococo, rolls off the tongue. Ro-co-co … ooh, how I love it. I am going look at its style, features and the all important: ‘rococo now’. Mainstream-Rococo conjures up Fragonard’s infamous painting of ‘the swing’, the cuckold husband sending his … Continue reading