Mid-18th Century French Handwoven Aubusson Tapestry in Carved Frame
Decorate an entry wall or a staircase with this elegant antique tapestry panel. Handwoven in the Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, France, circa 1750, the colorful wall piece is set in a wood frame and features a neoclassical Roman scene with mythological people. The large tapestry (6.5 feet tall), is in very good condition commensurate with age and use, and adorn rich and vivid colors in the beige, brown and blue palette. Backing in the back recommended. 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: 67″W x 78″H.
|Dimensions||1.5" W x 67" D x 78" H|
Royal Manufacture of Aubusson