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Antique French Verdure Tapestry
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Verdure tapestry, also called garden tapestry, type of tapestry decorated with a design based on plant forms. It is not known exactly when the first verdure tapestries were made, but...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Tapestries

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Wool, Silk

  • Antique French Verdure Tapestry
  • Antique French Verdure Tapestry
  • Antique French Verdure Tapestry
  • Antique French Verdure Tapestry
H 102 in. W 69.6 in. D 0.01 in.
17th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A magnificent verdure tapestry with deep coloring of blues and greens. Decorated with birds and rich foliage, this tapestry is a landscape of fine quality and rare preservation.
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Antique Early 1700s Belgian Baroque Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

  • 17th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
  • 17th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry
H 112 in. W 143 in. D 1 in.
19th Century Green and Gold Verdure Tapestry Fragment
Located in Oakland Park, FL
19th century green and gold verdure tapestry fragment, depicting a forest scene framed with two cherubs. Framed with small French ribbon all around and backed with linen. "Verdure ta...
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Antique 19th Century French Regency Tapestries

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Linen, Wool

18th Century Design Verdure Tapestry Landscape
Located in Secaucus, NJ
A graceful verdure tapestry in the style of those woven in the 18th century at Aubusson; one of the chief tapestry weaving towns in France. In this period landscapes with trees, bird...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Tapestries

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Wool

French Louis XIV Verdure Tapestry, Aubusson, 1680
Located in Rome, IT
A fine Louis XIV verdure tapestry, Aubusson woven with a wooded river landscape with view of neighboring chateaux, in good four-side floral border. Measure: cm 200 x 300. France, s...
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Antique Late 17th Century Belgian Louis XIV Tapestries

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Wool

  • French Louis XIV Verdure Tapestry, Aubusson, 1680
  • French Louis XIV Verdure Tapestry, Aubusson, 1680
  • French Louis XIV Verdure Tapestry, Aubusson, 1680
  • French Louis XIV Verdure Tapestry, Aubusson, 1680
H 118.12 in. W 78.75 in. D 0.4 in.
Antique 19th Century French Landscape Verdure Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
Antique 19th century French landscape Verdure tapestry depicting a lovely setting on the sheep on the banks of a river with a waterfall surrounded by verdant palatial grounds. It mea...
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Antique 19th Century French Aubusson Tapestries

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Wool, Tapestry

19th Century Green and Gold Verdure Tapestry Fragment
Located in Oakland Park, FL
19th Century Green and Gold Verdure Tapestry Fragment, depicting a forest of trees leading to a castle. "Verdure tapestry, also called Garden Tapestry, type of tapestry decorated wit...
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Antique 19th Century French Regency Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Cotton

19th Century Green and Gold Verdure Tapestry Fragment
Located in Oakland Park, FL
19th century green and gold verdure tapestry fragment, depicting a lions head, acanthus leaves and flowers. Framed with small French ribbon all around. "Verdure tapestry, also call...
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Antique 19th Century French Regency Tapestries

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Linen, Wool

Flemish 17th Century Verdure Tapestry 9'2 x 15'3
Located in New York, NY
Flemish 17th century Verdure tapestry. 9'2 x 15'3 wide. A beautiful summer scene of a brook in the countryside running past lush flowers and thriving wildlife. In the center an archi...
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Antique 17th Century Dutch 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

19th Century Antique French Verdure Tapestry with a Countryside Scene
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th Century Antique French Verdure Tapestry with a Countryside Scene. Rug 16-1206, This enchanting antique verdure tapestry beautifully illustrates a Countryside Scene with the dept...
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Tapestries

Materials

Wool

19th Century French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A French Aubusson verdure tapestry from the 19th century, depicting a woodland setting with two birds sitting on a tree branch above a variorum of bushes, flowers, and acanthus plant...
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Antique 19th Century French Aubusson Tapestries

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Wool

Antique 19th Century Square Green Floral French Verdure Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
This is a lovely antique 19th century square green French Verdure tapestry depicting a beautiful summer scene of a countryside with lush trees and vegetation, a river with a stone br...
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Antique 19th Century French Aubusson Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool

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

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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.
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

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Wool

18th Century Verdure Tapestry Fragment Pillow
Located in Houston, TX
Unique asymmetrical verdure tapestry lumbar pillow in velvet with French galon and silk rope around parameter. Down filled.
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Antique 18th Century French Pillows and Throws

Materials

Tapestry, Velvet

18th C Antique Verdure Tapestry Fragment Pillow
Located in Houston, TX
Custom 18th century verdure tapestry pillow in marine blue linen velvet and gold metallic trim. Down filled.
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Antique 18th Century French Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

Antique 17th Century Square Green Floral Flemish Verdure Tapestry with Nobility
Located in New York, NY
This is a lovely Antique 17th Century Square Green Floral Flemish Verdure tapestry depicting a nobleman out for a stroll with two noblewomen on a beautiful summer day in the countrys...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

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Wool, Tapestry

18th Century Verdure Tapestry Fragment Pillow
Located in Houston, TX
Custom 18th century verdure tapestry pillow adorned with antique French gallon. Pillow is constructed out of Holly Hunt Performance white velvet. Down filled.
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Antique 18th Century Pillows and Throws

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Tapestry, Velvet

18th Century Verdure Tapestry Fragment Pillow
Located in Houston, TX
Custom 18th century verdure tapestry pillow with beautiful gold ribbon. Pillow is constructed out of holly hunt performance white velvet. Down filled.
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Antique 18th Century Pillows and Throws

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Velvet

Flemish Verdure Tapestry, by Marche, with Feuilles De Choux Design
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish verdure tapestry panel from the late 16th or early 17th century, possibly Marche, depicting several houses amidst leafy trees and birds, with various animals in the foregro...
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Antique 16th Century European Tapestries

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Wool

Louis XIV Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Woven in wools and silks with a wooded lakeside landscape with birds to the foreground, with brown and cream slips and a flower and foliage border. It is said to have been designed b...
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Antique Late 17th Century French Louis XIV Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

  • Louis XIV Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • Louis XIV Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • Louis XIV Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • Louis XIV Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
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H 7 in. W 8 in. D 1.5 in.
Antique French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
77764, antique French Verdure tapestry. This hand-woven antique French Aubusson verdure tapestry depicts a landscape scene of the French countryside. Displaying dense foliage, greene...
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Early 20th Century French Medieval Western European Rugs

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Wool

Antique 17th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry Reconciliation of Jacob and Esau
Located in New York, NY
This is a gorgeous antique 17th century Flemish Verdure Tapestry depicting the Reconciliation of Jacob and Esau. The tapestry illustrates the Old Testament story of Jacob making peac...
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Antique Late 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

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Wool, Tapestry

Authentic 18th Century Verdure Tapestry 'Fragment' Rug
Located in New York, NY
Authentic 18th century Verdure Tapestry 'Fragment' rug Size: 7'6" × 11'10" (228 × 360 cm) Although European rugs are in general younger and less diverse than oriental ones, the tapes...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Aubusson Western European Rugs

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Wool

Maison Maison 18th Century Verdure Tapestry Fragment Pillow
Located in Houston, TX
Custom 18th century verdure tapestry pillow in marine blue linen velvet and gold metallic trim. Down filled.
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Antique 18th Century French Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

Maison Maison 18th Century Verdure Tapestry Fragment Pillow
Located in Houston, TX
Custom 18th century verdure tapestry pillow adorned with antique French gallon. Pillow is constructed out of Holly Hunt Performance white velvet. Down filled.
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Antique 18th Century Pillows and Throws

Materials

Velvet

Late 19th Century English William Morris Large Leaf Verdure Tapestry
By William Morris (English)
Located in New York, NY
An English William Morris verdure tapestry from the turn of the 20th century, featuring several peacocks within a verdant setting of large leaves and floral sprays. Enclosed within a...
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Tapestries

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Wool

18th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Authentic 18th century large Aubusson Tapestry from Paris. C. 1780. This hand-woven tapestry has a rich palette of greens and blues and muted browns and features trees and foliage an...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Aubusson Tapestries

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Wool

  • 18th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • 18th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • 18th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • 18th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
H 86 in. W 72 in. D .5 in.
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

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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.
A Fine Louis XIV Verdure Tapestry, Aubousson
Located in Rome, IT
, woven with a wooded river landscape with view of neighboring chateaux, in good four-side floral border. Measure: cm 200 x 300. France, second half of the 17th century.
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Antique Late 17th Century Belgian Louis XIV Tapestries

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Wool

  • A Fine Louis XIV Verdure Tapestry, Aubousson
  • A Fine Louis XIV Verdure Tapestry, Aubousson
  • A Fine Louis XIV Verdure Tapestry, Aubousson
  • A Fine Louis XIV Verdure Tapestry, Aubousson
H 118.12 in. W 78.75 in. D 0.4 in.
Antique 17th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry, with Exotic Birds in a Landscape
Located in New York, NY
An antique Flemish landscape verdure tapestry from the late 17th century, envisioning two exotic birds in an idyllic woodland setting, with a stream separating the foliage in foregro...
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Antique Late 17th Century Belgian Tapestries

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Wool, Silk

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

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Wool, Silk

17th Century French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
A French Aubusson verdure landscape tapestry from the 17th century, featuring a paradisiacal vision of a remote cottage with a beautiful waterfall placed within a lush lakeside setti...
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Antique 17th Century French Aubusson Tapestries

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Wool

  • 17th Century French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • 17th Century French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • 17th Century French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • 17th Century French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
H 166 in. W 113 in. D 0.05 in.
19th Century French Verdure Tapestry, circa 1850 5'7 x 9'1
Located in New York, NY
19th century French Verdure tapestry, circa 1850, 5'7 x 9'1. A wool and silk tapestry depicting a goose in a verdure wooded scene. A wide floral border.
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Antique 19th Century French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Antique French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry, Landscape Scene Wall Hanging
Located in Dallas, TX
76928 Late 19th-Century Antique French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry, Landscape Scene Wall Hanging. This hand-woven silk and wool late 19th-century antique French Aubusson verdure tapest...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

784 - 19th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
Located in Paris, FR
784 - a beautiful French Aubusson tapestry, with a drawing of greenery in wool woven in French workshops.
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Antique 1890s French Aubusson Tapestries

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Wool

  • 784 - 19th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • 784 - 19th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • 784 - 19th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
  • 784 - 19th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
H 104.34 in. W 49.22 in. D 0.4 in.
Antique 18th Century French Landscape Verdure Tapestry, with Birds in the Woods
Located in New York, NY
An antique 18th century French Beauvais landscape verdure tapestry, size 12'1 H x 10'1 W. This tapestry features a group of birds in a verdant woodland setting near a bridge, with th...
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Antique 18th Century Belgian Tapestries

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Wool, Silk

Louis XIV Style Antique French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry, Adonis, Venus, & Amour
By Peter Paul Rubens, Francesco Albani
Located in Dallas, TX
77237 Louis XIV style antique French Aubusson Verdure tapestry, Adonis, Venus, & Amour. Drawing inspiration by Italian Baroque painter, Francesco Albani, Peter Paul Rubens, and artis...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XIV Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Louis XIV Style Antique French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry, Venus and Adonis
By Gobelins Royal Manufactory, Peter Paul Rubens, Francesco Albani
Located in Dallas, TX
Louis XIV Style Antique French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry, Venus and Adonis Wall Hanging 13'09 x 09'05. Drawing inspiration by Italian Baroque painter, Francesco Albani, Peter Paul Ru...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Aubusson Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

18th Century French Handwoven Aubusson Verdure Tapestry with Fishermen
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant and large antique tapestry was woven in the town of Aubusson, France, circa 1760. The rectangular landscape scene depicts fishermen working their nets collecting fish an...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry

Mid-18th Century Louis XIV Style Antique French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
73146 Mid-18th Century Louis XIV Style Antique French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry. This hand-woven silk and wool mid-18th century French Aubusson tapestry depicts a traditional verdure...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Western European Rugs

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Wool, Silk

18th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry, with a Bird in a Woodland Setting
Located in New York, NY
A Flemish verdure landscape tapestry from the 18th century, depicting a bird in a verdant scene between large trees and various foliage in front of a lake. Enclosed within a fruiting...
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Antique 18th Century European Tapestries

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Wool

19th Century French Hand Woven Aubusson Verdure Tapestry with Bird and Foliage
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Dallas, TX
Place this long and narrow antique tapestry in a staircase or in between two windows for a pop of color. Handwoven in Aubusson, France, circa 1860, the colorful, verdure wall piece h...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Tapestries

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Tapestry

Antique 17th Century Flemish Verdure Tapestry, with Exotic Birds in a Landscape
Located in New York, NY
An antique 17th century Flemish verdure landscape tapestry, vertically oriented, size 9'4 H x 5'7 W. This handwoven tapestry depicts a pair of exotic birds in a tranquil verdant land...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Tapestries

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Wool, Silk

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

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Wool

Antique Late 17th Century Antique Franco-Flemish Verdure Landscape Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
This late 17th century Franco-Flemish verdure tapestry, signed RAET, worked in fresh colors, depicting animals in a wooded river landscape with a bird of prey attacking a rabbit in t...
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Antique Late 17th Century Belgian Baroque Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool

Antique Flemish Verdure Tapestry, 17th Century
Located in Norwalk, CT
Tapestries were used in the Middle Ages as much for the protection they gave against cold winds as for the decoration, covering openings and acting as canopies around beds. Kings and...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Antique Verdure Aubusson Tapestry with Birds
Located in New York, NY
French, 18th century Verdure Aubusson tapestry handwoven in wool with silk highlights framed with a complete floral border. Two birds wade aside a winding stream in this scenic lands...
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Antique 18th Century French Aubusson Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool, Silk

19th century Verdure Green and Gold Tapestry Fragment
Located in Oakland Park, FL
19th century Verdure Green and Gold Tapestry Fragment. "Great condition" long panel depicting flowers and fruit, scrolling vines and drape fabric bow. In shades of gold, dark brown, ...
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Antique 19th Century French Regency Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Antique 19th Century French Verdure Landscape Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
This is a lovely antique 19th century French Verdure Landscape Tapestry depicting a beautiful summer scene of a countryside with lush trees and birds. It has an ornate border of flow...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool

Antique 19th Century French Verdure Landscape Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
Antique 19th Century French Verdure tapestry depicting a pristine and lovely landscape on the banks of a river with cupid hunting deer. The scene is surrounded by verdant and floral ...
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Antique 19th Century French Aubusson Tapestries

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Wool, Tapestry, Silk

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

18th Century Verdure Tapestry Fragment and Blue Silk Velvet Pillow
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous Schumacher silk velvet pillow with beautiful tapestry piece framed with French galon. Down filled.
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Antique 18th Century European Pillows and Throws

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Velvet, Tapestry

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.
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 Aubusson Verdure Landscape Tapestry.
Located in Miami, FL
18th Century Aubusson verdure landscape tapestry. Castle in forest scenery with a floral frame border. The wool and silk fibers are still very flexible and the colors are very bright...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

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

18th Century French Handwoven Pastoral Verdure Aubusson Tapestry
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Dallas, TX
This large and elegant antique tapestry was crafted in Aubusson, France, circa 1760. The colorful wall piece features a country garden scene with goats, architectural elements and a ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Tapestries

Materials

Tapestry

Brussels Tapestry 17th Century, Verdure
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb Brussels tapestry from the 17th century representing a verdure with a village and several animals Very fine quarter-point tapestry which is a typical characteristic of Brusse...
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Antique 17th Century Belgian Louis XIV Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Silk

  • Brussels Tapestry 17th Century, Verdure
  • Brussels Tapestry 17th Century, Verdure
  • Brussels Tapestry 17th Century, Verdure
  • Brussels Tapestry 17th Century, Verdure
H 151.97 in. W 119.69 in. D 1.19 in.
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Verdure Tapestry For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal verdure tapestry for your home. Frequently made of fabric, wool and tapestry, every verdure tapestry was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a verdure tapestry, we have 209 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect verdure tapestry — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A verdure tapestry made by Baroque designers — as well as those associated with Regency — is very popular. A well-made verdure tapestry has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Aubusson Manufacture and Atelier Lam are consistently popular.

How Much is a Verdure Tapestry?

Prices for a verdure tapestry start at $325 and top out at $195,000 with the average selling for $8,500.

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.

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