Walzin Chinoiserie

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Walzin Chinoiserie

Provenance: Private Collection, Château de Walzin
Chinese wallpapers played an important part of the 18th Century fashion for oriental interiors, providing a rich and colourful setting for prized collections of oriental porcelain, silks, lacquer and other export wares brought over by the East India Companies.
The papers were both printed and painted by hand on to art paper, using luscious colours such as malachite, azurite and the deep rich crimson of carmine. The Walzin Chinoiserie is known to have been part of the private collection of the 9th Duke and Duchess of Norfolk and may well have been used in the redecoration of Norfolk House, St James Square, London (1748-52).