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19th Century French Hand Woven Aubusson Verdure Tapestry with Bird and Foliage

$4,900

About

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 has its original fruit and floral border and features two tall bustards in the foreground (birds from the ostrich family). The composition is embellished with large trees, including a pond and housing structures in the background. The detailed, decorative wall hanging tapestry is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and has a canvas backing for stability. The tapestry flaunts a strong color palette including neutral green and beige earth tones. Aubusson, a town on the river Creuse in central France, became a center of tapestry manufacturing in the 17th and 18th centuries during the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV. Aubusson became the source for the aristocracy, hence the typically monumental sizes of Aubusson rugs and tapestries. Employing a method known as "warping" and executed on a low horizontal loom, the weavers of Aubusson were able to create an illusion of depth in their works. Aubusson textiles are also usually identified by their stylized framing motifs and neoclassical themes.

Details

  • Creator
    Aubusson Manufacture (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 72 in. (182.88 cm)Width: 37 in. (93.98 cm)Depth: .25 in. (6.35 mm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Tapestry,Hand-Woven
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1860
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 182-2161stDibs: LU951223800972

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    to United States 0, arrives in 5-7 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Dallas, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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