THE END OF HISTORY
An archive of news and design ideas from the mid-century modern furnishing experts of Manhattan's The End of History.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Germany Does Chinoiserie
Created in the 60s, this large (21" tall) piece of Bavarian porcelain is a decidedly Pop Art take on a classic Chinese motif, continuing a long tradition of Germany looking to the Asian Empire for inspiration. In fact it was in the early 18th century that the Germans were among the first in Europe to crack the code for fine porcelain production that was for centuries a tightly held secret dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
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Saturday & Sunday 12 - 6pm.
There is nothing quite like the fabulous vintage hand blown glass , the rare ceramics, and the marvelous mid-century modern furniture found at "The End of History". We opened our shop in Manhattan's West Village in 1997. Since then we have amassed more decorative objects from the 50's & 60's in one room than anywhere in the world. As a result we've become the go-to for top editors from magazines as well as a choice source to the best interior designers in the world. We will update this blog often... and as new publications come out and exciting new items hit our shelves!