19th Century French Hand Woven Aubusson Tapestry on Stretcher with Deer Decor
Decorate a ranch or a hunting lodge with this large and colorful antique tapestry. Hand woven in France circa 1870 and secured on a wood stretcher, the verdure tapestry with original border, features a proud buck standing tall, with a doe drinking water in the river, with trees and foliage around. The Aubusson tapestry is in very good condition commensurate with age and use, with rich colors in the beige and green palette. Some stain spots on the canvas (see pictures). 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: 81″ W x 59″ H.
|Dimensions||1" W x 81" D x 59" H|
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