B1875 - Stunning Vintage French Printed Linen Wall Hanging, Medieval Tapestry Scene
This is a stunning vintage French linen wall hanging dating from the mid 1900's. It is printed with a medieval royal wedding scene and is after one of the 16th Century 'Ancient Kings of Gaul' series of tapestries kept at the Beauvais Cathedral Musée de l'Oise. This wall hanging certainly encapsulates the essence of the original and would look superb whether hung in a country house home or a hyper modern apartment
It is of superb quality. The textile is a heavy textured linen which hangs beautifully. The scene is printed onto the linen by a silkscreen process. The colours and detail are amazing
In the foreground, King Remus gives his daughter's hand to Francus, son of Hector; they are surrounded by courtiers and comrades in arms. The Gallic king Rémus was a contemporary of Priam, he founded the city of Reims, which can be seen in the background with monuments such as the Notre-Dame cathedral, the Saint-Rémi basilica or the Saint-Jacques church. The costumes of the characters are from the François I period, they are very detailed and rendered with magnificence.
The colours are fabulous shades of ochre, pink and teal.
The wall hanging is lined and has metal fixtures on the back for hanging purposes. It in excellent vintage condition.
It measures :- 190 cm (6 ft 2.75 inches) wide x 135 cm (4 ft 5.1 inches) high.
A fantastic vintage wall hanging to add an authentic château chic statement to a room. It is from a carefully selected collection of antique & vintage textiles & decorative pieces at 'La Belle Étoffe'.
N.B. The clips from which we have hung the wall hanging are not included.
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Available delivery methods: France, U.K. & Europe, Rest of World