The French artist and designer, Jean Pillement (1728-1808) created patterns and tableaux with his unique interpretation of exotic eastern plants, birds and costumes, although he never visited China. Following the design ideas of Pillement, most later textile manufacturers treated various Chinese motifs as part of a design style rather than actually adopting the true concept and form of Chinese art. Thus Chinese motifs, such as figures, chrysanthemums, porcelain pots, bamboo, pagoda, dragons and parasols became mixed and matched in widely varied combinations in French textiles. This style came to be called 'chinoiserie.'
The first two pictures below are black and white copies of designs by Pillement which include meandering vines and flowers, oriental vases, exotic birds as well as oriental-inspired trellis (from the book Painted and Printed Fabrics by Henry Clouzot and Frances Morris.)