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17th Century Flemish Tapestry. Size: 11 ft 8 in x 13 ft 7 in (3.56 m x 4.14 m)

$125,000

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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 Flemish tapestry depicts a detailed mythological scene that recounts a classic story of a legendary hero who is transformed into an immortal crimson flower, an important symbol of rebirth found in many classical myths. Filled with Hellenistic influences and mythology from ancient cultures and civilizations, this elaborate Flemish tapestry features an exceptionally detailed scene with bridges, aqueducts and a fortified castle depicted in the distance along with robed ladies, exotic plants and a primitive oil lamp featured in the foreground. The opulent borders rival the splendid scene depicted in the field. The fantastical borders are adorned with an assortment of decorative birds, ornate bouquets and abundant fruit-filled chalices woven together with floral grotesques and ornate vine-scrolls. This splendid antique tapestry features an exotic array of mythical elements rendered in a stately selection of classic colors that emphasize the regal style of this enduring antique tapestry. Tapestry signed / initialed by Jasper van der Borght. Jasper van der Borght, who died in 1742, is part of, what is considered to be, one of the most significant tapestry weaving dynasties in Brussels. He is recorded as having obtained his privileges in 1684. The borders of this tapestry can also be found in two other (as far as we know), mythological tapestries. One of these tapestries, possibly from the same series, was woven by Albert Auwercx. Alebrt’s piece depicts the allegory of ‘Simplicitas’ and is part of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (D. Heinz, Europäische Tapisseriekunst des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1995, p. 39). Depicting maidens surrounding a suit of armor with lily, the guard border depicts the Brussels town mark and signature a signature – I.V.D.B.

Details

  • Creator
    Jasper van der Borgh (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 140 in. (355.6 cm)Width: 163 in. (414.02 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Renaissance (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Silk,Wool,Hand-Woven
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    17th Century
  • Condition
    Good condition.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 456661stDibs: LU859719276972

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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Located in New York, NY

In business since 1980, Nazmiyal offers an extensive and diverse array of rugs and textiles, including rare and beautiful vintage Moroccan and Swedish carpets and fashion-forward modern and contemporary examples for today’s lifestyles. Their inventory, hand-selected from sources around the world, is constantly updated, insuring that customers can always find exactly what they’re looking for. In addition, Nazmiyal offers expert antique rug repair, restoration and cleaning, plus rental and appraisal services.

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