Show Dates
October 27 - October 30
Honorary Chair
Chef Tyler Florence
Premier Sponsor

Chinoiserie at Court:

The Influence of China in the Arts of 18th-Century Europe

Friday, October 29
11:00 a.m.

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent

Member of the British Royal Family, Author, Lecturer, and Interior Designer, London

China became not only an inspiration but an obsession in a number of European courts in the mid 1700s. Princess Michael, author of several books about European royal history, most recently The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King (Simon and Schuster, 2005), will show the effects of this influence in the arts and highlight the key personalities, such as Catherine the Great and Marie-Antoinette, who promoted the current taste for Chinoiserie.

IIn collaboration with the French Heritage Society and The Royal Oak Foundation.
Book-signing to follow.

A George III Carved Giltwood Chimneypiece, attributed to Matthias Lock, English, circa 1760.