Mid-18th Century French Handwoven Aubusson Verdure Tapestry with Gentleman
This antique colorful tapestry was handwoven in Aubusson, France, circa 1760. Rectangular in shape, the colorful wall decor depicts a wooded landscape scene with a large, mature tree in the foreground with a young boy leaning against it and holding a bird; it is further decorated with the original border. The tall tapestry is in the original condition commensurate with age and use, with soft colors in the beige, green and blue palette, and has been backed with a heavy white canvas fabric; it would make a colorful addition in a staircase, entryway or between a pair of windows in a living room. The tapestry is sold as is, and needs some restoration. See detailed images of some examples of loss. 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: 51″ W x 91″ H.
|Dimensions||51" W x 0.5" D x 91" H|
Mid 18th Century