B545 - SOLD
This is a magnificent antique French tapestry wall hanging dating from the 1800's.
It is huge - over 7 ft high x 6 ft wide and would make an impressive feature in a room.
It would have originally hung in a château and is made in silk and wool and is of superb quality.
It depicts a delightful scene of ladies and gentlemen relaxing and enjoying themselves in the grounds of a fabulous château. They sit and chat, and dance to a trio of musicians.
They are all elegantly dressed. The men wear debonair coats and breeches. They have bows in their wigs, lace at their cuffs and wear buckles on their shoes. The ladies are beautifully coiffed and wear gorgeous full skirted gowns with tight bodices.
The colours of the tapestry would always have been subtle and the passage of time has mellowed them further to a divine faded palette. Greens and neutrals dominate the scene with touches of pale pastels to the costumes.
The tapestry is in good antique condition. There are two areas of surface wear but these blend in to the scene and do not draw the eye. There are also one or two very small holes near the top edge. These are also not obvious and blend in. The tapestry has at some stage of it's life been tacked across it's width, possibly because it was too long for the available space. The tack marks can be seen on the reverse of the tapestry but again these are barely visible on the right side.
The tapestry measures :- 230 cm (7ft 6 inches) high x 185 cm (6ft 1 inch) wide.
A fantastic antique tapestry to add an authentic château chic statement to a room and another divine antique French textile find from La Belle Étoffe.
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U.K. Delivery £10.95
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Possible delivery method: U.K. & France