18th Century French Aubusson Tapestry of Joan of Arc in a Carved Frame
Set in a carved frame embellished with floral motifs, and protected with glass, the antique Aubusson fragment probably represents Joan of Arc at an early age. The wall decor is in excellent condition with rich colors on the beige, blue and brown palette and the frame has a rich walnut patina with gilt accents. Aubusson, a town on the river Creuse in central France, became a center of tapestry manufacturing in the 17th and 18th centuries during the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV. Aubusson became the source for the aristocracy, hence the typically monumental sizes of Aubusson rugs and tapestries. Employing a method known as “warping” and executed on a low horizontal loom, the weavers of Aubusson were able to create an illusion of depth in their works. Aubusson textiles are also usually identified by their stylized framing motifs and neoclassical themes. Measures: 15.75″ W x 18″ H.
|Dimensions||15.75" W x 18" H|
Early 19th Century