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Happy Chinese New Year

Let’s welcome the Year of the Rabbit with peace and harmony! To the ones born as a rabbit, be sure to wear plenty of red to harness good luck! Do not dwell on the past, be grateful for the present, and place aside worries for the future. 2023 will be a year of hope and positivity with much to look forward to!

From all of us at China Furniture and Arts, we wish you a bright 2023, filled with joy, good health and prosperity!




Coming after the tiger and before the dragon, the rabbit is 4th in order in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle of the lunar calendar.

According to Chinese folklore, the zodiac order was originally decided by a race between the earth’s creatures. One of the most popular versions of this story asserts that the Jade emperor organized the competition, decrying that the first 12 creatures to cross the finish line would be rewarded by having a year in the zodiac named after them. The swiftness and endurance of the rabbit allowed it to finish in the top four competitors.

Chinoiserie originated as a western European style of decorative art that first began appearing in the 17th century and has persisted in popularity to this day. It shares many elements with French rococo style such as heavy use of ornamentation or decoration, stylized nature, gilding, and overall extravagance.

A signature quality of much Chinoiserie furniture and decor is the use of fantasized imagery derived from European interpretations of life, art, and culture in pre-industrial China.