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Antique Flemish Tapestry
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven by hand on a loom. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Other Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

  • Antique Flemish Tapestry
  • Antique Flemish Tapestry
  • Antique Flemish Tapestry
  • Antique Flemish Tapestry
H 102 in. W 20.4 in. D 0.1 in.
Antique Flemish Tapestry
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven by hand on a loom. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth...
Category

Antique 17th Century Belgian Other Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

  • Antique Flemish Tapestry
  • Antique Flemish Tapestry
  • Antique Flemish Tapestry
  • Antique Flemish Tapestry
H 102 in. W 20.4 in. D 0.1 in.
17th Century Flemish Tapestry
Located in Houston, TX
A Flemish tapestry of exceptional quality. It has retained great Color And the condition is remarkable with only minor restoration. it is Made of wool and it is hand woven. the des...
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Antique 17th Century French Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • 17th Century Flemish Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Tapestry
H 124 in. W 113 in. D 1 in.
Large Antique Flemish Tapestry Antique Tapestry Verdure Wool & Silk 1850
Located in New York, NY
Rare Mid 1800's Antique Flemish Tapestry Fine wool & silk beige 7'1" x 8'8" (216cm x 264cm) Circa 1850 "This is a very fine Authentic Antique Flemish Tapestry in Wool & Silk hunti...
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Antique 1850s Belgian Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

Late 16th Century-Early 17th Century Flemish Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
Late 16th century-early 17th century Flemish tapestry.
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Antique 16th Century Belgian Tapestries

17th Century Flemish Tapestry Titled "Battle over Jerusalem"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large and impressive 17th century Flemish handwoven Flemish tapestry. Titled: "Battle over Jerusalem" depicting a battle between the crusaders and the Muslims over Jerusalem,  ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Belgian Tapestries

Materials

Silk, Tapestry, Wool

17th Century Flemish Tapestry Panel
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish tapestry panel from the 17th century, featuring a design of scrolling flowerheads and rosettes, with ribbon-ties and French fleur-de-lys motifs in the upper corners, and po...
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Antique 17th Century European Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • 17th Century Flemish Tapestry Panel
  • 17th Century Flemish Tapestry Panel
  • 17th Century Flemish Tapestry Panel
  • 17th Century Flemish Tapestry Panel
H 33 in. W 81 in. D 0.05 in.
17th Century Flemish Tapestry after Peter Paul Rubens
Located in Dallas, TX
Magnificent Flemish tapestry after the renown painting of Peter Paul Ruben's "Decius Mus preparing for Death," 1616-1617. Upon hearing his fate pronounced by the High Priest of Rome,...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry

Large Antique Flemish Tapestry 18th Century Tapestry Wool & Silk
Located in New York, NY
Rare 18th. century rare antique flemish tapestry fine wool & silk 6'8" x 8'10" (7' x 9') 203cm x 270cm "This is a very fine authentic antique flemish tapestry in wool & silk, Dep...
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Antique 18th Century Belgian Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

Antique Original 18th Century Flemish Tapestry Folding Screen, circa 1770-1790
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique original 18th century Flemish tapestry folding screen, circa 1770-1790.     
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Antique Late 18th Century Belgian Tapestries

Materials

Walnut, Fabric

Flemish Tapestry Fragment
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
B/876 - Flemish XVIII tapestry nice fragment for wall: an idea for an unusual picture on wall.
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Antique Late 17th Century Belgian Aubusson Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • Flemish Tapestry Fragment
  • Flemish Tapestry Fragment
  • Flemish Tapestry Fragment
  • Flemish Tapestry Fragment
H 32.29 in. W 16.54 in. D 0.79 in.
Flemish Tapestry 18th Century with Complete Border
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Flemish Tapestry With complete floral border Wool and silk Lined After a painting by David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690), this tapestry is from the second quarter 18th centu...
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Antique Early 18th Century Belgian Louis XVI Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

Pair of French or Flemish Tapestries, Signed P. Groller 99, France, circa 1899
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Pair of French or Flemish Tapestries, Signed P. Groller 99, France, circa 1899. Jacquard or drawloom, black and natural cotton and silk weft, multicolored cotton or linen warp, green...
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Antique 19th Century Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry

16th Century Flemish Tapestry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A magnificent Biblical tapestry in wool and silk likely made in the Flemish weaving center of Oudenaarde. With a history of tapestry production dating to 1368, the city created some ...
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Antique 16th Century Belgian Renaissance Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

  • 16th Century Flemish Tapestry
  • 16th Century Flemish Tapestry
  • 16th Century Flemish Tapestry
  • 16th Century Flemish Tapestry
H 130 in. W 122 in. D 1 in.
19th Century Flemish Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish pictorial tapestry panel from the 19th century, featuring a leisurely domestic scene in a tavern with three men sitting at a table carousing and playing backgammon, while a...
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Antique 19th Century European Rustic Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • 19th Century Flemish Tapestry
  • 19th Century Flemish Tapestry
  • 19th Century Flemish Tapestry
  • 19th Century Flemish Tapestry
H 85 in. W 72 in. D 0.05 in.
17th Century Flemish Tapestry. Size: 11 ft 8 in x 13 ft 7 in (3.56 m x 4.14 m)
By Jasper van der Borgh
Located in New York, NY
Antique 17th century Antique Flemish Tapestry, Country Of Origin: Belgium, Circa Date: 17th Century – Size: 11 ft 8 in x 13 ft 7 in (3.56 m x 4.14 m) This spectacular antique Flem...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Renaissance Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

17th Century Flemish Tapestry Daris at Constantinople
Located in Stamford, CT
A palatial 17th century Flemish tapestry depicting Daris at constantinople tapestry. This epic Roman soldier historical scene having rearing horses in the foreground with the famed ...
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Antique Late 17th Century Belgian Pre-Raphaelite Quilts and Blankets

Materials

Tapestry, Silk

Early 17th Century Flemish Tapestry Panel Depicting Mercury
Located in Milan, IT
A very fine tapestry panel, originally part of the top section of a border, depicting at its center the head of Mercury, the Roman God of Commerce. The winged head is flanked by a pa...
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Antique Early 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

Large Antique 17th Century Flemish Religious Tapestry
By Flemish
Located in New York, NY
This is a large gorgeous antique 17th century Flemish tapestry depicting an ornate scene with incredible period details, several figures and a nobleman kneeling before the Pope. The ...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Tapestry

Garden View Tapestry, Inspired by Jacob Wauters, Flemish Tapestry of a Pergola
By Mortlake, Flemish
Located in Dallas, TX
73698 Garden View Tapestry, Inspired by Jacob Wauters, Flemish Tapestry of a Pergola, Verdure Wall Hanging 05'03 x 05'07. Drawing inspiration from Jacob Wauters, the Manufacture of A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Aubusson Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

18th Century Flemish Tapestry Depicting Forest, with Birds and a Hiking Man
Located in Houston, TX
Green, gold, brown and tan hues are used in this large tapestry. Forest in lovely shades of Greens and blues with birds in the upper right corner and a hiking man with a fountain I...
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Antique Late 18th Century Belgian Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Flemish Tapestry 18th C Pastoral Landscape with Sheep and Cow with Shepherdess
Located in Houston, TX
Large tapestry with beautiful color in green and beige hues Having a lovely rose and teal color in the garments.
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Antique 1790s Belgian Tapestries

Materials

Wool

A Flemish Tapestry Five-Panel Screen
Located in Boston, MA
Each tapestry upholstered panel incorporating Flemish vertical tapestry fragments woven with foliate blossoms and sprays set in a later surround woven frame.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Belgian Screens and Room Dividers

17th Century Flemish Tapestry, "Rescue of the Nymph Io from the Giant Argus"
Located in Atlanta, GA
The scene depicting a well-known Roman and Greek Myth: Hera, wife of Zeus has turned his lover, the nymph Io, into a cow and has cast her out of the heavens to earth and the garden o...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Dutch Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Silk, Wool

Very Fine Late 17th Century Allegorical Flemish Brussels Baroque Tapestry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine late 17th century allegorical Flemish Brussels Baroque tapestry Period: Late 17th century Country: Brussels, Belgium Measures: Depth 0.75" Width 111" Height 10...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Tapestry

Jewish Tapestry Depicting Lots Flight From Sodom, Flemish 18th Century
Located in Charleston, SC
Notable 18th century Flemish Tapestry Depicting the Biblical Account (Genesis 19) of Lots Flight from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah with Lot's wife turning into a pillar of s...
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Antique 18th Century Belgian Renaissance Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

Antique Flemish Verdure Tapestry, circa 1720 9'6 x 12'2
Located in New York, NY
Antique flemish verdure tapestry, circa 1720. Measures: 9'6 x 12'2. This antique Flemish tapestry, probably from Brussels is a pure verdure, no humans, just one bird and no animals d...
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Antique 18th Century Dutch Tapestries

Materials

Wool

17th Century Flemish Rustic Verdure Tapestry, with Youths at Play in the Woods
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish tapestry from the 17th century, incorporating verdure and rustic elements, with two rustic men walking in a woodland environment, with acanthus plants in the foreground, a ...
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Antique 17th Century European Tapestries

Materials

Wool

16th Century, Flemish Storied Wood Tapestry
Located in IT
16th century, Flemish storied wood tapestry Flanders Brussels The beautiful and precious tapestry, of fine workmanship and made with wool yarns, was made in the 16th century in F...
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Antique 16th Century Belgian Renaissance Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • 16th Century, Flemish Storied Wood Tapestry
  • 16th Century, Flemish Storied Wood Tapestry
  • 16th Century, Flemish Storied Wood Tapestry
  • 16th Century, Flemish Storied Wood Tapestry
H 122.05 in. W 159.45 in. D 0.79 in.
Late 16th Century Flemish Historical Tapestry, with the Roman General Scipio
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish tapestry from the late 16th century, with the renowned Roman general, Scipio at left, after having conquered Carthage in the Battle of Zama, ending the Second Punic War. Me...
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Antique 16th Century European Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Antique Flemish Garden Landscape Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
17th Century Flemish Garden tapestry depicting a serene countryside landscape. Woven in wool and silk, this tapestry displays an exquisite sense of artistry and depth. Two charming...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Aubusson Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry, Wool, Silk

17th Century Flemish Woven Wool Tapestry
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and grand scale 17th century Flemish woven wool tapestry. This nine feet high and thirteen feet wide very decorative tapestry portrays an elaborate feast within a color...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry

  • 17th Century Flemish Woven Wool Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Woven Wool Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Woven Wool Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Woven Wool Tapestry
H 108 in. W 156 in. D 0.5 in.
Flemish Verdure Garden Tapestry
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular with leaf, flower and vase border, the scene depicting a man baking bread in an oven with a woman standing by a table and children frolicking with a castle in background ...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Baroque Tapestries

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Other

  • Flemish Verdure Garden Tapestry
  • Flemish Verdure Garden Tapestry
  • Flemish Verdure Garden Tapestry
  • Flemish Verdure Garden Tapestry
H 102.5 in. W 117.5 in. D 0.5 in.
17th Century Flemish Baroque Historical Tapestry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large palatial Flemish baroque historical tapestry depicting a battle scene, with soldiers to the foreground on land, the opposing army arriving by sea, with a city under siege to ...
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Antique Late 17th Century European Baroque Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool, Silk

17th Century Flemish Baroque Framed Tapestry
Located in Cypress, CA
17th century Flemish Baroque framed handwoven tapestry. Depicting a mythological scene of a noble in traditional garments accompanied by a figure holding a fruit and flower basket a...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry, Wood

Unusual Antique 18th Century Flemish Needlework Tapestry
Located in New Orleans, LA
Unusual antique 18th century Flemish (or French) needlework tapestry with countryside scenes.  
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Antique Late 18th Century Belgian Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry

Antique 17th Century Flemish Verdure Landscape Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
This is a gorgeous antique square 17th century flemish Verdure landscape tapestry without figures in a beautiful and rich summer scene of a countryside with lush trees and vegetation...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Tapestry

Antique 17th Century Square Flemish Verdure Landscape Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
This is a gorgeous antique 17th century Flemish verdure landscape tapestry depicting a beautiful and rich summer scene of a countryside with lush trees and vegetation, with two figur...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Tapestry

Antique 17th Century Square Flemish Verdure Landscape Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
This is a gorgeous antique square 17th Century flemish Verdure landscape tapestry with two slight figures in a beautiful and rich summer scene of a countryside with lush trees and ve...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry, Wool

Antique Flemish Heraldic Tapestry of a Spanish Nobel Admiral
By J.V. Borght, A Castro
Located in New York, NY
Rare and Beautiful Large Antique Flemish Heraldic Tapestry, Country of Origin: Belgium, Circa Date: 17th century. Size: 11 ft 10 in x 13 ft 3 in (3.61 m x 4.04 m) Here we see a gr...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Victorian Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Antique 17th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry with Children
Located in New York, NY
This is a gorgeous antique 17th century Flemish Verdure Tapestry depicting the noble children playing in the woods. The piece is set amongst a beautiful and rich scene of a countrysi...
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Antique Late 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Tapestry

Outstanding Flemish Historical Tapestry The Bull Hunting, 17th Century
Located in Rome, IT
Magnificent tapestry in wool and silk, Bruxelles, second half of the 17th century. Depicting a detailed scene of The Bull Hunting. On the background of the landscape the Monument of...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry

18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish verdure landscape tapestry panel from the 18th century, featuring a verdant scene with large trees and various foliage and including a lake. Enclosed within a stylized bord...
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Antique 18th Century European Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • 18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
  • 18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
  • 18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
  • 18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
H 48 in. W 112 in. D 0.05 in.
Outstanding Flemish Historical Tapestry the Bull Hunting, 17th Century
Located in Rome, IT
Magnificent tapestry in wool and silk, Bruxelles, second half of the 17th century. Depicting a detailed scene of The Bull Hunting. On the background of the landscape the Monument of...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry

17th Century Flemish Historical Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish historical tapestry from the 17th century, featuring a scene in which a man at right kneels and makes a proposal to a woman at center, much to the shock and displeasure of ...
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Antique 17th Century European Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • 17th Century Flemish Historical Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Historical Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Historical Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Historical Tapestry
H 123 in. W 156 in. D 0.05 in.
Outstanding Flemish Historical Tapestry The Bull Hunting, 17th Century
Located in Rome, IT
Magnificent tapestry in wool and silk, Bruxelles, second half of the 17th century. Depicting a detailed scene of The Bull Hunting. On the background of the landscape the Monument of...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry

18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A large Flemish verdure tapestry from the 18th century, featuring a tranquil scene in a woodland setting, with stately trees at right and left in the foreground, with an exotic bird ...
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Antique 18th Century French British Colonial Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • 18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
  • 18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
  • 18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
  • 18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
H 86 in. W 118 in. D 0.1 in.
Mid-Century Flemish Handwoven Biblical Tapestry with Esther and Ahasuerus
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a wall or a staircase with this colorful large antique biblical tapestry. Handwoven in Belgium, circa 1950, the colorful wall piece depicts a climactic moment from the Bibli...
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Mid-20th Century French Classical Roman Tapestries

Materials

Canvas, Tapestry

Antique 16th Century Flemish Verdure Feuilles de Choux Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A rare 16th century Flemish Verdure Feuilles de Choux tapestry. Feuilles de Choux (cabbage leaves in French) tapestries include large leaves in an overall, often wild motif with an...
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Antique 16th Century Belgian Aubusson Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry, Silk, Wool

Monumental 18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
Located in Miami, FL
Monumental wool tapestry verdure scenery with herons and fowl in a river landscape with a village in the distance. Lined and mounted with hanging loops. Great overall condition, vivi...
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Antique 18th Century Belgian Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

Flemish 19th Century Tapestry 6'2 x 5'3
Located in New York, NY
Flemish 19th century tapestry, a picturesque country scene with a stream winding its way through and two houses depicted. The swans enjoying themselves standing on the leaves with tw...
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • Flemish 19th Century Tapestry  6'2 x 5'3
  • Flemish 19th Century Tapestry  6'2 x 5'3
  • Flemish 19th Century Tapestry  6'2 x 5'3
  • Flemish 19th Century Tapestry  6'2 x 5'3
H 63 in. W 74 in. D 0.2 in.
18th Century Flemish Verdure Landscape Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish verdure tapestry from the 18th century, depicting two exotic birds within a profuse landscape, with acanthus plants in the foreground, blooming bushes and trees at mid-grou...
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Antique 18th Century European Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Late 18th Century Flemish Rustic Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish rustic tapestry from the late 18th century, featuring a “Vegetable Market” scene in the manner of David Teniers II, with vendors selling various vegetables in the foregroun...
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Antique Late 18th Century European Rustic Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • Late 18th Century Flemish Rustic Tapestry
  • Late 18th Century Flemish Rustic Tapestry
  • Late 18th Century Flemish Rustic Tapestry
  • Late 18th Century Flemish Rustic Tapestry
H 99 in. W 118 in. D 0.05 in.
Antique Flemish Oudenaarde Style Framed Wool Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Flemish Oudenaarde style framed wool tapestry features a beautiful waterside scene with abundant floral and foliate detail. Original floral and foliate border in subdued past...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Belle Époque Tapestries

Materials

Wool

18th Century Flemish Pastoral Hunting Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish pastoral hunting tapestry from the 18th century, depicting two noblemen seeking their catch between the large trees and verdant mounds of an idyllic forest setting, with a ...
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Antique 18th Century European Tapestries

Materials

Wool

17th Century Flemish Pastoral Landscape Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish pastoral landscape tapestry panel from the 17th century, depicting a young swain leading his flock by playing a bagpipe in a verdant woodland area before bushes and a large...
Category

Antique 17th Century European Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Late 17th Century Flemish Mythological Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish (possibly Antwerp) mythological tapestry from the “Story of Achilles” series, woven in the second half of the 17th century, envisioning a scene in which Achilles’ mother, T...
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Antique 17th Century European Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Lot of '7' Flemish Antique Floral Tapestry Fragments
By antique textiles galleries
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Lot of (7) Flemish antique floral tapestry fragments. Complex composition of swirling branches, leaves, and flowers. Birds and animals everywhere. (sold as is) In shades of green,...
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Antique 19th Century French Arts and Crafts Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Large Antique 17th Century Flemish Verdure Landscape Tapestry with Birds
Located in New York, NY
This is a gorgeous and large antique Early 17th century Flemish Verdure landscape tapestry depicting a beautiful and rich summer scene of a countryside with lush trees and vegetation...
Category

Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry, Wool

Early 17th Century Flemish Portico Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
Netherlands, circa early 17th century Measures: 8'10" x 6'10" (269 x 208 cm) Handwoven.
Category

Antique Early 17th Century Dutch Tapestries

Materials

Wool

  • Early 17th Century Flemish Portico Tapestry
  • Early 17th Century Flemish Portico Tapestry
  • Early 17th Century Flemish Portico Tapestry
  • Early 17th Century Flemish Portico Tapestry
H 106 in. W 82 in. D 0.25 in.
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Flemish Tapestries For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of flemish tapestries available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and tapestry, all flemish tapestries available were constructed with great care. Flemish tapestries have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Flemish tapestries bearing Baroque or Louis XV hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many flemish tapestries are appealing in their simplicity, but antique textiles galleries, Atelier Lam and Jasper van der Borgh produced popular flemish tapestries that are worth a look.

How Much are Flemish Tapestries?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $12,757, while they’re typically $353 on the low end and $350,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right Tapestries for You

Whether you hang them behind your bed as a dazzling alternative to a headboard or over the sofa as a large-scale focal point in the living room, vintage tapestries can introduce an array of textures and colors to any space in your home.

Woven wall hangings haven’t consistently enjoyed the popularity or earned the highbrow status that other types of wall decorations have over the years, at least not since the 1970s, which was somewhat of a heyday for tapestries. Today, however, these tactile works of art are seeing a renaissance, as modern weavers are forging new paths in the medium while the demand for antique and vintage tapestries continues to grow.

“We are drawn to texture in environments, and we see tapestries as a subtle layer of soft ornament,” says Lauren Larson of the New York design duo Material Lust. Indeed, and a lot of opportunity comes along when decorating with this distinctive brand of soft ornament.

Think of wall hangings as paintings created by hand with fabric instead of oil or watercolors. If you’re not simply securing your treasure to a wall with nails, pushpins or Velcro, tapestries can be stretched over a frame, used to create a canopy in a cozy living-room corner, hung from a rod or placed inside a shadowbox. And because this kind of textile art is hundreds of years old, options abound with respect to subjects and designs.

For richly detailed depictions of landscapes and garden scenes, look to antique Chinese tapestries and Japanese tapestries. Aubusson tapestries are ornate wall hangings manufactured in central France that are also characterized by romantic portrayals of nature. For weavers of mid-century modern tapestries, as well as those working in textile arts today, the styles and subject matter are too numerous to mention, with artists exploring experimental shapes, bold colors and provocative abstract designs.

Antique, new and vintage tapestries can make a room feel warm and welcoming — find yours on 1stDibs now.

Questions About Flemish Tapestries
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To know if a tapestry is valuable, seek the help of a licensed appraiser. Because condition has a big impact on what a tapestry is worth, you will need an expert to thoroughly inspect the textile. On 1stDibs, find a range of expertly vetted tapestries.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Flemish tapestry is a decorative woven wall hanging produced in Flanders, primarily during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Peter Paul Rubens and Bernard van Orley are two of the most famous Flemish artists to work in the medium. You'll find a variety of Flemish tapestries on 1stDibs.

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