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East and West: Trading Designs -- The Decorative Arts of China, Japan, Europe, and the United States in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

December 17, 2004 – March 13, 2005

Museum: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Location: 1st floor, Great Hall

This small installation presents a selection of objects from the museum's permanent collection that demonstrate the intersecting influence of Eastern and Western cultures in the decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. The installation includes examples of porcelain, silver, enamels, lacquer, and japanning.