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Creator: Aubusson Manufacture
17th Century Mythological Aubusson Tapestry "The Rape of Proserpina"
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
17th century mythological Aubusson tapestry "The rape of Proserpina" and Cerberus Wool Measure: 200 x 210 cm circa 1660 Perfect condition My...
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17th Century European Classical Greek Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

A Set of Four Massive Aubusson Tapestry Entre-Fenêtres
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Fine Set of Four Massive Aubusson Tapestry Entre-fenêtres. Comprising a true pair and two further panels en suite. Each woven in wools. The design of each with top cartouche issui...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Tapestry

Tapestry Manufacture d'Aubusson 19th century - Scène Champêtre - N° 1413
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1890s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Beauvais tapestry 19th - arrival of fishermen at the gate - H310xL230 - N° 1406
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1840s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Verdure Aubusson tapestry signed - Couple of Deer in an Undergrowth - No. 1414
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1850s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Large French Aubusson Pastoral Verdure Tapestry or Wall Hanging
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Miami, FL
A vibrant and playful Aubusson tapestry depicting the typical French scenery of castle surrounded by a forest with birds and river in the foreground. ...
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Early 20th Century French Aubusson Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

19th Century French Aubusson Verdure Tapestry, Signed And Monogramed - N° 1401
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1840s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Jean Picart Le Doux Tapestry - Night Flight II - Atelier Picaud - N° 1403
By Aubusson Manufacture, Jean Picart Le Doux
Located in Paris, FR
Artist: Jean Picart Le Doux Period: 20th century Style: Modern art Condition: Perfect condition Material: Wool Width: 160cm Height: 120cm Depth: 0.5cm A stone's throw from the Eiffe...
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1960s French Aubusson Vintage Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

19th Century Verdure Tapestry "Scene of river Castle Bird" Aubusson Wool France
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the French countryside with our exquisite 19th Century Verdure Tapestry, depicting a bucolic landscape complete with a river, castle, birds, ...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

Pair of Mid-19th Century French Handwoven Floral Aubusson Wall Hanging Portieres
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Dallas, TX
These antique wall hanging tapestries were handwoven in France, circa 1860. Called "Portiere", each tapestry in a pastel beige, pink, green, and blue palette, features a central bouq...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Tapestry

Tapestry Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Louis XVI period 1738 at the Gobelins
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Madrid, ES
Tapestry from the Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Louis XVI period , made in 1738 at the Gobelins One panel from a series of Gobelins tapestries depicting the History of Esther, illustrating Esther seated and attended by handmaidens, one washing her feet in golden basin, another fastening a bracelet, another offering a mirror, all observed by Mordecai, woven in the workshop of Michele Audran after a design by J. F. de Troy. The Toilet of Esther c.1778-85.Royal Collection Trust-Queens Audience Chamber Windsor Castle The Sketches for the Esther Cycle by Jean-François de Troy (1736) “and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mor’decai, ..., took for his own daughter.” (Est. 2:7) A supple and undulating genius, both a flattering portraitist and a prolix history painter, as well as a brilliant genre painter, in a gallant or worldly vein, Jean-François de Troy (Paris, 1679 – Rome, 1752), solicited, although he had passed the threshold of old age, a new royal commission up to his ambitions. To obtain it, he submitted – successfully - for the approval of the Bâtiments du roi (administration), seven modelli painted in 1736 with his usual alacrity. Inspired by one of the most novelistic texts of the Old Testament, the Book of Esther, these sketches in a rapid and virtuoso manner were transformed by the artist, between 1737 and 1740 into large cartoons intended to serve as models for the weavers of the Gobelins factory. Showing undeniable ease and skill in the composition in perfect harmony with the sensitivities of the times, the tapestry set met with great success. The Story of Esther perfectly corresponded to the plan of the Bâtiments du roi to renew the repertoire of tapestry models used for the weavers of the royal factories while it also conformed to the tastes of Louis XV’s subjects for a fantastical Orient, the set for a dramatic tale in which splendour, love and death were combined. Indeed, no tapestry set was woven in France during the 18th century as often as that of Esther. The series of modelli painted by de Troy during the year 1736 looks to the history of French painting and decoration under Louis XV as much as it does the history of the Gobelins. It probably counts among the most important rococo pictorial groups to have remained in private hands. First the Biblical source illustrated by De Troy which constitutes the base of one of the richest iconographical traditions of Western art will be considered. Then the circumstances and specific character of French civilisation during the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV which contributed to making the theme of Esther a relevant subject, both attractive to contemporaries and remarkably in line with the sensitivities of the time will be elucidated. An examination of the exceptional series of sketches united here, the cartoons and the tapestries that they anticipate as well as a study of their reception will close this essay. The Book of Esther: A scriptural source at the source of rich iconography. The origin of the Esther tapestry set by Jean-François de Troy – origin and creation of a masterpiece According to the evidence of one of the artist’s early biographers, the chevalier de Valory, author of a posthumous elegy of the master, read at the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture on 6 February 1762, it was apparently due to early16 rivalry with François Lemoyne (1688-1737), his younger colleague who had precisely just been appointed First Painter to the King in 1736, that had encouraged François de Troy to seek a commission allowing him to show off his ease and his promptitude at the expense of a rival who was notoriously laborious: “M. De Troy, retaining some resentment of the kind of disadvantage which he believed to have suffered compared with his emulator looked to regain some territory by making use of the facility his rival did not possess. Lemoyne was excessively long in the creation of his works,and M. De Troy of a rare celerity: consequently, with this particular talent, the latter offered to the court to make paintings appropriate to be executed at the Gobelins Factory; and it is to this circumstance that we owe the beautiful series of the Story of Esther, which would be sufficient alone to give him a great reputation.”17 Beyond the suspicion inspired by the topos, which still constitutes, more or less, a tale of rivalries between artists in ancient literature, there is probably some truth in what Valory reports although A.-J. Dezalier d’Argenville (who indicates rather spitefully that de Troy did not hesitate to “cut prices” to impose himself, benefitting from the productivity assured by the unlikely rapidity of his brush)18 proves to be more evasive: “As he looked to busy himself, he had offered to make the paintings that serve as models for the King’s tapestries cheaply: which did not please his colleagues. He was given a choice of two tapestry series to be made and he took the Story of Esther and that of Jason”.19 Whether or not the choice was actually left to de Troy (which would appear rather casual on the royal administration’s part all the same), it seems likely that the artist, whose contemporaries extol his “fire”, as the faculty of invention was then called, must have ardently aspired to the possibility of using on a very large scale the “creative genius” with which Dezallier d’Argenville credits him. The decoration of the private apartments, the fashion for which Louis XV had promoted at Versailles and Fontainebleau, offered little opportunity to excel in this area. Other than painting for altarpieces, only tapestries could allow comparison with Lemoyne who had been granted – unfortunately for him – a major decoration: the enormous ceiling of the Hercules Room at Versailles. Favoured by the recent improvement in France’s financial situation, the revival of patronage offered de Troy a commission fitting for him, in a field in which, however, he had hardly any experience. Anxious to renew the repertoire of models available to the Gobelins factory, the Duc d’Antin, surintendant des Bâtiments du roi from 1708 to 1736 followed by his successor, Philibert Orry comte de Vignory, gave him the task of producing seven large cartoons inspired by the Book of Esther corresponding to the brilliant sketches or modelli which de Troy had produced in one go, or almost (very few preparatory drawings can in fact be linked to the Esther cycle and all seem to be at the execution stage of the cartoons).20 Subjected to the approval of the Administration des Bâtiments according to the procedure in use for projects being planned for the Gobelins, sketches made rapidly during 1736 were approved and the project launched immediately. Thereupon came the news of François Lemoyne’s death, who, ground down by work and a victim of his private torment, committed suicide on 4 June 1737. Against all expectations, de Troy did not replace his rival in the position of First Painter (which remained vacant until the appointment of Charles Coypel in January 1747), which would perhaps have made him too obviously the beneficiary of the drama. The awarding of the position of Director of the French Academy in Rome came to console him while he had already produced (or he was in the process of finishing), in Paris, three of the seven cartoons of the cycle (The Fainting of Esther finished in 1737 and the Toilet and Coronation of Esther, both finished in 1738). De Troy, we can see, did not follow the order of the narrative but began with the subjects which apparently offered the least difficulty because he had already depicted them, or because they fall into a strong pictorial tradition (such is the case especially for the Fainting of Esther). He had hardly settled at the Palazzo Mancini in August 1738, when his first task which awaited the new director of the French Academy naturally consisted of honouring the royal commission and finishing without delay the final cartoons of the Story of Esther after the sketches he must have taken with him. As prompt as ever, de Troy discharged himself of the execution of the four remaining cartoons in only two years, by beginning with the largest format which allowed him to strike the imagination and to impose himself as soon as he arrived on the Roman stage: the Triumph of Mor’decai which was finished in 1739 (like Esther’s Banquet). The following year, the Mor’decai's Disdain and The Sentencing of Haman were brought to an end in the same Neo-Venetian style, obviously tributary to Veronese with its choice of “open” monumental architecture which is characteristic of the entire cycle.21 The series, it should be noted, was almost augmented with some additional scenes in the mid 1740s. Indeed, the first tapestry set finished at the Gobelins in 1744 proved to be unsuitable for the arrangement of the Dauphine’s apartments at Versailles for which it had been intended to decorate the walls the following year (cf infra). Informed of this, de Troy, considering that the story of Esther offered “several good subjects,” immediately offered to illustrate one or new subject among those “which could appear to be the most interesting”. The directeur des Bâtiments Orry, who managed the State’s accounts, obviously judged it less costly to have one of the tapestries widened to fill in the end of the Dauphine’s bedroom,22 which has probably deprived us of very original compositions, because de Troy had already illustrated the most famous themes, those that benefitted from a strongly established iconographical tradition and from which it was not easy to deviate The Tapestry Set of the Story of Esther Placed on the tapestry looms of the Gobelins at the end of the 1730s in Michel Audran’s workshop, the cycle created by de Troy aroused true infatuation. The few hundred tapestries made between 1738 and 1797 – all in high-warp tapestry and woven in wool and silk except for four in low-warp made in Neilson’s workshop – show the impressive success of a tapestry set that was without any doubt the most frequently woven of the 18th century in France. 29 Only three cartoons had been delivered by de Troy in 1738 when the first tapestry set was begun by Audran under the expert eye of Jean-Baptiste Oudry to whom the Directeur général des bâtiments, Philibert Orry had assigned the (weekly) supervision of the weaving. During the summer of 1738, the piece of the Fainting of Esther, which Oudry judged to be admirable, was finished. During the winter of 1742, Oudry informed Orry that about two ells of the Triumph of Mor’decai had been made “with no faults”,that the Coronation of Esther was finished and that the Esther at her Toilet “a very gracious tapestry” was “a little over half” finished. Exhibited at Versailles in 1743, these two last pieces were admired by Louis XV and the Court. On 3 December 1744, the set of seven tapestries was finally delivered to the Garde Meuble. It was intended, the honour was not slight, to decorate the apartments of the Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain whose marriage to the young Dauphin Louis-Ferdinand had been fixed for the following year (it took place on 23 February 1745). Apparently it was thought that the theme of Esther the biblical heroine and wife of a foreign sovereign was appropriate for the apartments of the Spanish Dauphine. As early as the month of March, the architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel informed de Troy that her grand cabinet was decorated with the “Esther tapestry set” specifying however that “for lack of two small or one large piece, we have not been able to decorate the end of the room”. This difficulty led immediately to the Banquet episode being woven a second time in two parts (they were delivered to the Garde-Meuble on 30 December 1746) to garnish the panels on each side of the bed of the Dauphine who would hardly enjoy them (she died on 22 July 1746 and the decoration was installed for the new Dauphine Maria Josepha of Saxony). The appearance of the set’s remarkable border, which imitated a richly sculpted wooden frame, should be mentioned. Conceived in 1738 by the ornamentalist Pierre Josse-Perrot and used in the later weavings until 1768, it tended to reinforce the resolutely painterly appearance of the tapestry set which, in this regard, pushed the art of tapestry as far as its ultimate mimetic possibilities. With the exception of Mor’decai's Disdain which had been removed earlier, the “editio princeps” of the story of Esther (from then on in nine pieces) remained at Versailles until the Revolution. Of the eight surviving tapestries, four are at the chateau of Compiègne and four belong today to the Mobilier National. No less than seven tapestry sets reputed to be complete (one of them in fact only had six tapestries) would be produced officially at the Gobelins up to 1772. Literature: 1- The Œuvres mêlées of an emulator of Racine, the Abbé Augustin NADAL thus include an Esther. Divertissement spiritual which is exactly contemporary with Jean François de Troy’s cycle since it was performed in 1735 and published in Paris three years later. 2-Le Siècle de Louis XIV, 1751, 1785 ed., p. 96-97 for French ed. 3- Lemoyne and de Troy had been obliged to share the First Prize in the competition organised in 1727 between the most prominent history painters of the Académie Royale. 4- Mémoires…, pub. L. DUSSIEUX et al., 1854, II, p.265. 5-The fact that de Troy, at the risk of falling out with his colleagues, did not hesitate to make use of prices in order to convince the new directeur des Bâtiments Philibert Orry, is confirmed by Mariette who adds tersely “it caused much shouting” (pub. 1851-1860, II, p. 103). 6- Abrégé de la vie des plus fameux peintres…, ed. 1762, IV, p. 368-369 20 Early comments on the painter are inclined to present him as a kind of “pure painter”, doing without the medium of drawing, a few intermediary studies between the Esther sketches and the large cartoons at the Louvre nevertheless show that de Troy used red chalk (see in the catalogue, the notice for the Meal of Esther and Ahasuerus under the entry drawing) to change one or other figure. 7-C. GASTINEL-COURAL (cat. exp. PARIS, 1985, p. 9-13) as well as the article by J. VITTET, exh. cat. LA ROCHE-GUYON, 2001, p. 51-55. 8-The Hermitage in St. Petersburg conserves five tapestries of these two royal gifts whose provenance still awaits elucidation (as far as we are aware). In 1766, the Grand Marshal of Russia, Count Razumovski (or Razamowski), acquired the Fainting and the Banquet extracted from the sixth weaving (J. VITTET, 2001, p. 53). 9- Lettres écrites de Suisse, d’Italie…,quoted by J. VITTET, op. cit., p. 54. 10-The tapestry set remained in the hands of a branch of the Hapsburg-Lorraine family until 1933 (ibid. P. 54). 11-Quoted by Chr. LERIBAULT, 2002, p. 97, note 269. 12-Y. CANTAREL-BESSON, 1992, p. 241. Catalogue The Esther at her Toilet Oil on canvas, 57 x 51 cm Provenance: Painted in 1736 at the same time as the six other modelli of the Story of Esther intended to be presented, for approval, to the direction des Bâtiments du Roi; perhaps identifiable among a lot of sketches by Jean-François de Troy in the post mortem inventory of the amateur, historian and critic Claude-Henri Watelet (1718-1786) drawn up on 13 January 1786 and following days (A.N. T 978, n° 30) then in the sale of the property of the deceased, Paris, 12 June 1786, n° 33; Paris, François Marcille Collection (who owned a series of six sketches from which the Triumph of Mor’decai was missing, see infra); Paris, Marcille Sale, Hôtel Drouot, 12-13 January 1857, n° 36; Asnières, Mme de Chavanne de Palmassy ( ?) collection; Paris, Galerie Cailleux; Paris, Humbert de Wendel collection (acquired from the Galerie Cailleux in 1928); by inheritance in the same family; Paris, Sotheby’s, 23 June 2011, n° 61. In order not to add unnecessarily to the technical commentary on each work, the catalogue raisonné by Chr. Leribault which contains a substantial bibliography on the series should be referred to. The other bibliographical references only concern the publications and exhibitions to have appeared and been presented more recently. Bibliography and Exhibitions: Chr. LERIBAULT, 2002, n° P. 247 (repr.); E. LIMARDO DATURI, 2004, p. 28; Exh. cat. NANTES, 2011, p. 138, n° 34, referred to in note 1; Sotheby’s catalogue, Tableaux anciens et du XIXe siècle, 23 June 2011, n° 61 (repr.). Related Works: Tapestry cartoon: The cartoon (oil on canvas, 329 x 320 cm), the third made by the artist in Paris after the sketches had been approved by the direction des Bâtiments, is in the Louvre (Inv. 8315). It previously bore the painter’s signature and the date 1738 (inscriptions which are found on the tapestries). The royal administration paid 1600 livres for it on 21 June 1738 and it was exhibited at the Salon in the year of its creation. Summary Biography 1679 (27 January): Baptism in Paris (Parish of St. Nicolas du Chardonnet) of Jean-François de Troy, son of the painter François de Troy and Jeanne Cotelle, sister of the painter Jean II Cotelle. 1696-1698: Studies (apparently rather turbulent) at the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture. 1698-1708: First trip to Italy. Is obliged to leave Rome in January 1711 after a tempestuous affair (a duel?), de Troy extends the traditional Roman experience as a pensionnaire at the Académie de France by also visiting Tuscany where he stays for a long time, Venice (his art in face has a strongly Venetian character) and Genoa. 1708: De Troy (whose father had been elected Director of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture on 7 July) is agréé and immediately received at the Académie with Apollo and Diana Piercing with their Arrows the Children of Niobe (Montpellier, Musée Fabre) on 28 July. 1710: First royal commission, paid for on 10 May (a sketch representing “the Promotion of the Order of the Holy Spirit” for the tapestry series of the History of the King). 1716: Jean-François de Troy is elected Assistant Professor at the Academy. 1720: He is appointed Professor. 1723: The artist creates the double portrait of Louis XV...
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Early 18th Century French Baroque Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Silk, Wool

French Aubusson Tapestry Greenery 19th century - 1m92x1m50 - No. 1365
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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ARTIS FLORA, French Tapestry in Renaissance style - around 1960 - No. 1370
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
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1960s French Aubusson Vintage Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

Aubusson Tapestry - The Dog And Pheasant After Jean-baptiste Oudry - N° 1398
By Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
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1850s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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17th C Aubusson French Tapestry
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in DARLINGTON, WA
Beautiful 17th Century French Aubusson Tapestry Measures: 281 x 235
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17th Century French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Tapestry

Fragment Of Modern Franch Aubusson Tapestry - 100lx60h Cm - No. 1400
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
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1940s French Aubusson Vintage Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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French Aubusson Tapestry 20th PICAUD - Alain Hieronimus (Shadow and Gold) 1402
By Atelier Picaud, Aubusson Manufacture, Allains Hieronimus
Located in Paris, FR
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1960s French Aubusson Vintage Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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The Foundation of Constantinople - Frencch Aubusson Tapestry 17th Cntury N 1381
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
On May 11, 330, Roman Emperor Constantine I inaugurated a new city in his name, Constantinople. It is a second imperial capital, a new Rome, located on the site of the ancient Greek ...
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17th Century French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Tapestry Manufacture Aubusson 19th Century "the Banquet" - No. 1388
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
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French AUBUSSON Tapestry
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
nr. 688 - An interesting antique French Aubusson tapestry, with non-binding sizes, therefore easy to fit into a modern home: perhaps a sliding door (wh...
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Canvas

Antique Large French Aubusson Tapestry
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Buxton, GB
This beautiful and unique Aubusson tapestry is a stunning piece of French history. Measuring at 126 x 181 cm, it is large enough to make a statement in any room. The multicoloured ga...
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19th Century French Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Tapestry

French Greenery Tapestry Aubusson 18th century - 2m67Hx1m97L - N° 1386
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
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1750s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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The Return of the Prodigal Son 17th Century Biblical Aubusson Tapestry - N° 1390
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
The Prodigal Son is one of the parables given by Jesus of Nazareth, also called the parable of the Lost Son or the Prodigal Son; He is sometimes called the Merciful Father, or the Found Son, or the parable of the Father and the two sons. It is related in the Gospel according to Luke 15:11–32, where it forms the last part of a trilogy, immediately preceded by the parables of the lost sheep...
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1670s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

French Petit Point tapestry / Hallway french carpet - 227x0.53 - No. 666
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
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1880s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

French Aubusson Tapestry signed 19th century - A couple of shepherds - No. 1369
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Jacquard French Tapestry - Bird Hunting - Circa 1950, 1m76x1m30 - No. 1216
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
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1950s French Aubusson Vintage Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Flanders tapestry 17th century - Children's games - L3m55xH2m40 - No. 1367
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
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17th Century French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Very Fine 19th Century Aubusson french Tapestry - The Lady with Unicorn N° 1364
By Aubusson Manufacture, Pierre Legoueix, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
Rare and Very Fine 19th Century Aubusson Tapestry - Signed - The Lady with the Unicorn - 1m74Hx1m95L - N° 1364 My personal opinion on this tapestry: Normally I do not share my perso...
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Beautiful french greenery Aubusson Tapestry 19th century - L2m12xH1m70, N° 1385
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
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1860s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Dame à la licorne - Medieval tapestry Manufacture Aubusson 19th - N° 1355
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
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1850s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Elie Grekoff - des adolescents en cage Modern french tapestry N° 1363
By Elie Grekoff, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1960s French Aubusson Vintage Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

The Conversion of Constantine, 17th Century Aubusson Manufacture Tapestry - 1362
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
In 312 AD, the Battle of the Milvian Bridge marked a decisive turning point for the Roman Empire and Christianity. At the gates of Rome, Constantine defeats Maxentius and is crowned ...
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Late 17th Century French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Late 18th C. French Aubusson Tapestry Silk & Wool Seat Fragment
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in New York, NY
This is a silk and wool seat cover fragment from antique 18th Century French Aubusson chair. Seat cover woven in wools and silks, each with flor...
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1680s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

Handwoven Vintage French Savonnerie Rug or Aubusson Style Tapestry
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Miami, FL
This colorful handmade rug was woven in Aubusson, France in the early 20th century. The rug depicts a traditional Aubusson style with floral motifs which began and are often seen in ...
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20th Century French Rococo Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Textile

Floral Brussels Tapestry 18th Century - L 185 x H 85 cm - N° 1360
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
Period: 18th century - 1780 Condition: Perfect condition Material: Wool & Silk Width: 185cm Height: 85cm Depth: 1cm
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1780s Belgian Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Late 18th C. French Aubusson Tapestry Silk & Wool Seat Fragment
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in New York, NY
This is a silk and wool chair back cover fragment from antique 18th Century French Aubusson chair. Chair back woven in wools and silks, each wit...
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1680s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

19th Century French Aubusson Floral Tapestry Gouache on Paper in Gilt Frame
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a bedroom wall with this colorful, antique Aubusson drawing cartoon. Created in the city of Aubusson, France circa 1820, the simple and elegant gouache on paper is hand pain...
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Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Giltwood, Paper

19th century Aubusson Tapestry Valance - 327x215 - N° 1357
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A deux pas de la Tour Eiffel Nous sommes une entreprise familiale spécialisée dans l'achat, la vente et la location de voitures. expertise de tapisseries, tapis, kilims et textiles a...
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1860s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

19th century Aubusson Tapestry Valance - 3m27x2m22 - No. 1356
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A deux pas de la Tour Eiffel Nous sommes une entreprise familiale spécialisée dans l'achat, la vente et la location de voitures. expertise de tapisseries, tapis, kilims et textiles a...
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1860s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Flemish Tapestry - Middle of 17th Century - History of the High Gods - N° 1354
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
Cartouche at the top edge: Cybele, goddess of the earth, daughter of the sky, steals from Saturn their son Jupiter through Janus, God of peace. Border with double column frame and double cartridge surrounded by garlands of polychrome fruits and flowers. Note: Taken from an episode in the history of the High Gods: Cybele is a divinity of Phrygian origin, adopted first by the Greeks then by the Romans, personifying wild nature. She is presented as “Magna Mater”, Great Goddess, Mother Goddess or even Mother of the Gods. She is the wife of Saturn. Having heard a prophecy from Janus (Roman god of beginnings and endings, choices, passage and doors) predicting that one of his children would dethrone him, Saturn swallowed his children. Cybele notably succeeds in saving Jupiter, by replacing him with large stones...
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1650s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

French Aubusson tapestry , rural scene - No. 1344
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
Since 1991, a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower, we have been a family business specializing in the Purchase, Sale, Traditional Cleaning, Restoration - Conservation, Expertise - Es...
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1840s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Aubusson tapestry 19th century. century - 2m80Hx1m80L - N° 943
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
Close to the Eiffel Tower, We are a family business specialized in the purchase, sale and expertise of tapestries, carpets, kilims and textiles old, modern and contemporary. We work ...
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1850s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

19thc. French Antique Louis XVI style Floral Aubusson Wall Hanging / Tapestry
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Opa Locka, FL
19thc French Antique Louis Rococo style Floral Aubusson Tapestry. I found this beauty in Nice France. There is a small stain on border top left. Not detracting at all. Birds, trees p...
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1880s Louis XVI Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Tapestry

Greenery tapestry Flanders Oudenaarde - 18th century Dim 2.42x2.52 - No. 1346
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
specialized in the Purchase, Sale, Traditional Cleaning, Restoration - Conservation, Expertise - Estimation of Old and also Contemporary Tapestries, Carpets, Kilims and Textiles. We ...
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1760s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Alba Tapestry Signed M.Ray, by Michele Ray manufactured by Aubusson
By Michele Ray, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Beirut, LB
Decorative vintage tapestry signed M.Ray. Entitled ‘Aube’. Woven wool signed by the artist, Michele Ray "M.Ray" in the lower right corner. Depicting a mix of nature scene and musica...
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Mid-20th Century French Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

18th Century French Pair of Aubusson Tapestries
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
Step into a world of timeless beauty with these exquisite Aubusson tapestries ! Imagine adorning your home with these stunning door curtains that depict the enchanting seasons of Spr...
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18th Century French Régence Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

French Aubusson Pastoral Tapestry featuring a Gallant Scene, Late 19th Century
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A fine and exuberant late 19th century Aubusson tapestry, depicting a gallant scene in a pastoral setting. Two maidens recline in a small boat on a river, against a background of tre...
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19th Century French Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

18th Century French Aubusson Tapestry "Verdure"
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A luxurious 18th-century Aubusson tapestry, depicting a dog barking at fowl on a river, in a typically rural and architectural-themed landscape. Hand-woven in wool, in predominantly ...
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18th Century French Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

18th Century Aubusson Portrait Tapestry
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in London, GB
An 18th century portrait tapestry, depicting a Roman emperor wearing a laurel wreath, holding an olive branch, signed Manufacture Royal Aubusson.
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18th Century French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

19th Century Fine French Aubusson Tapestry
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A fine Aubusson tapestry depicting a robed lady and several mischievous children bearing baskets of fruit, in a typically rural and architectural-themed landscape. A wide border on a...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

19th Century Aubusson Cardboard with Flower Basket Decor
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in BARSAC, FR
Painting on carton canvas from the 19th century in the Louis XVI style decorated with a flower basket in an oblong medallion made up of foliage and floral garlands. Project used as ...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Paint

19th Century French Hand Woven Aubusson Tapestry with Noble Hunting Party Scene
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a wall or a staircase with this elegant and colorful antique hunt tapestry with original border. Handwoven in Aubusson, France circa 1880, the r...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Tapestry, Canvas

Aubusson Tapestry "The Banquet of the Pacha", France, 19th Century
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in PARIS, FR
Beautiful wool and silk tapestry representing a banquet of a Pasha. While the guests eat, servants bring the dishes and musicians entertain the assembly. Tapestries were used to richly decorate a house and keep the heat inside a room by diminishing the cold radiation of the stones. It could be quickly and easily disassembled to be transported to another house. From a millefleurs decor at the beginning of the art of tapestry, the weavers have managed to increase the woven surfaces allowing the narrative unfolding of a story (biblical, mythological or literary stories) through hangings, set of tapestries on the same subject. The origins of Aubusson tapestry still remain uncertain, although some attribute its invention to Saracens who settled on the banks of the Creuse after their defeat at Poitiers in 732, while others believe it to be the fact that Louis 1...
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19th Century French Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Aubusson - Vintage Silk & Wool Floral Tapestry - Signed - France - 20th Century
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Chatham, ON
Aubusson - Vintage silk and wool floral tapestry - mounted to the original stretcher along the edges - unframed - signed lower right - France - early/mid 20th century. Good vintag...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

19th Century French Hand Woven Aubusson Verdure Tapestry with Bird and Foliage
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in New York, NY
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, this gorgeous verdure wall piece h...
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Tapestry, Wool

Early 19th Century French Wall Hanging Handwoven Aubusson Tapestry
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Dallas, TX
This colorful, antique tapestry was hand woven in Aubusson, France, circa 1820. The wall hanging piece depicts a woman feeding a bowl of soup to a youngster; the art work is embellis...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Tapestry

Vintage Aubusson Floral Tapestry Panel, Wool & Silk, France, Mid 20th Century
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Chatham, ON
Vintage Aubusson floral tapestry panel - hand woven with silk threads for the flowers and leaves and stems - set against a variegated brown wool background - suitable 'as is' for han...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool, Silk

Light Blue 19th Century Floral French Aubusson Portière Decorative Tapestry
By Aubusson Manufacture
Located in New York, NY
Called portière, these antique wall hanging tapestries were handwoven in Aubusson, France in the 19th Century. They both feature floral and foliage decor in a deep red and beige palette. Portière tapestries were traditionally used in French chateaux and palaces in past centuries, they are unique in that they are designed to fill narrow wall spaces. A portière is a hanging curtain...
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1850s French Aubusson Antique Aubusson Manufacture Wall Decorations

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Wool

Aubusson Manufacture wall decorations for sale on 1stDibs.

Aubusson Manufacture wall decorations are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Aubusson Manufacture wall decorations, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original wall decorations by Aubusson Manufacture were created in the Louis XVI style in europe during the 18th century and earlier. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider wall decorations by and Royal Manufacture of Aubusson. Prices for Aubusson Manufacture wall decorations can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $895 and can go as high as $125,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $9,983.

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