Friday, July 30, 2010

Faux Bamboo Chic

Faux bamboo furniture was popular in the late 19th century, and it can be very chic today. It has a lightness about it that will not overwhelm the room it's in. It also has that chinoiserie feel that works in almost any design style.

This Flikr find has a wonderful faux bamboo chair painted in an electric blue. Painting can make a piece pop out in a room, and faux bamboo is usually inexpensive enough to allow you to spray paint without guilt.

This faux bamboo set also found on Flikr would make a good garden room. Like almost any decorating element, too much of a good thing can be too much. I would add a piece here and there. Here are some ideas from recent auctions.

This 6 foot long faux bamboo and mahogany server was sold for $1,063 at the recent Doyle@Home auction in New York.The sale price was higher than the estimate.

This faux bamboo and lacquer hall stand sold at the Christie's Interiors auction last week in New York for $438, which was below it's estimate.

The Christie's sale also included this faux bamboo and marble wash stand. This would make a wonderful drinks table. This sold for $938 which was below it's estimate.

Add a faux bamboo piece to a room for some chinoiserie interest. Paint it electric blue and it will pop out in the decor!


  1. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you
    auction ideas

  2. Happy to. What kind of details would you be interested in?

  3. Katherine: I've always been a fan of the faux!! Jane, from Empress of the Eye and I saw miles and miles of it on the Dixie Hwy.


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