18th Century French Aubusson Tapestry with Cherubs at Play
Hang this antique tapestry fragment in a staircase or in between two windows for a pop of color. Handwoven in Aubusson, France, circa 1780, and set in a beige border decorated with floral motifs, the colorful wall piece features two young cheerful cherubs at play; one sited on a swing board, the other looking on. The tapestry is further embellished with large trees with foliage in the background. The detailed decorative wall hanging tapestry is in very good condition commensurate with age and use, and has a new canvas backing. Strong colors in the blue, green and beige palette.
Aubusson, a town on the river Creuse in central France, became a center of tapestry manufacture 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: 73″ W x 54.5″ H.
|Dimensions||73 × .5 × 54.5 in|
Late 18th Century