The Return of Chinoiserie

chinoiserie wallpapers

Authentic fine art replicas from Allyson McDermott’s archive.

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The concept of ‘Chinese’ wallpapers originally came not from the East but from 18th Century Europe, with its passion for all things Oriental. Whether printed or hand painted, they brought an explosion of jewel-rich colour and naturalistic design to the smartest 18th Century walls. Chinoiserie hit yet another fashion peak in the 19th Century, inspired by The Royal Pavilion in Brighton and some of most opulent wall decorations ever seen.

Allyson McDermott has restored many important examples of 18th and 19th Century hand painted Chinoiserie papers in locations including The Royal Pavilion and Belvoir Castle… Inspired by these, she has now launched her own collection of authentic fine art replicas, recreated from her studio archive.

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The Kings Suite, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire / Tim Stephen

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Printed to order in Allyson’s Gloucestershire studio, they use water based pigment inks and the highest quality acid free ‘Kozo’, a specialist traditional oriental paper. Capturing all the charm and subtlety of the hand painted originals, her Chinoiserie wallpapers and panels are individually produced to order, in bespoke sizes and colours. The finish too is bespoke, ranging from ‘as new’ to gently faded and distressed, giving an authentically antique look.

Allyson has restored many important examples of 18th and 19th Century hand painted Chinoiserie papers in locations including The Royal Pavilion and Belvoir Castle, etc.  Inspired by these, she has now launched her own collection of authentic fine art replicas, recreated from her studio archive. Gingko Garden available to order.

Gingko Garden

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Chinese Garden – Available to Order

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All images and content  provided by Allyson McDermott

Please visit for further information and greater fascination:  http://www.allysonmcdermott.com/chinoiserie

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