B745 - SOLD
This is a magnificent antique French tapestry wall hanging. It is of a 16th Century hunting scene but almost certainly dates from the 19th Century.
It is very large and would make an impressive feature in a room.
It would have originally hung in a château and is made in silk and wool. It is very heavy and is of superb quality. The colours are bright and beautiful and the detail is astonishing.
It depicts a stunning scene of a gathering of ladies and gentlemen at a hunt. They are riding fine steeds and are accompanied by magnificent dogs straining at the leash.
They are all superbly dressed. The men wear padded tunics and breeches. The ladies wear heavy cloaks and gorgeous full skirted gowns with tight bodices. They all have startched ruffs at their necks and plumed hats.
The colours in the tapestry are superb and have not faded with the passage of time. The clothes are in gorgeous vibrant shades of red, pink and blue. The scenery is in fabulous shades of green and ochre with touches of red.
The tapestry is in excellent antique condition. There are one or two minor areas of wear in the sky but these blend in to the scene and do not draw the eye. The tapestry was once mounted on a frame and evidence of this can be seen around the edge.
The tapestry measures :- 211 cm (6 ft 11 inches) wide x 140 cm (4 ft 7 inches) high.
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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Possible delivery methods: France, U.K. & Europe, Rest of World