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Antique French Aubusson

$14,400
$29,50051% Off

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The Aubusson tapestry manufacture of the 17th and 18th centuries managed to compete with the royal manufacture of Gobelins tapestry and the privileged position of Beauvais tapestry. Tapestry manufacture at Aubusson, in the upper valley of the Creuse in central France, may have developed from looms in isolated family workshops established by Flemings that are noted in documents from the 16th century. Typically, Aubusson tapestries depended on engravings as a design source or the full-scale cartoons from which the low-warp tapestry-weavers worked. As with Flemish and Parisian tapestries of the same time, figures were set against a conventional background of verdure, stylized foliage and vignettes of plants on which birds perch and from which issue glimpses of towers and towns. The town of Felletin is identified as the source from which came the Aubusson tapestries in the inventory of Charlotte of Albret, Duchess of Valentinois and widow of Cesare Borgia (1514). The Beauvais Manufactory (French: Manufacture de Beauvais) is a historic tapestry factory in Beauvais, France. It was the second in importance, after the Gobelins Manufactory, of French tapestry workshops that were established under the general direction of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the finance minister of Louis XIV. Whereas the royal Gobelins Manufactory executed tapestries for the royal residences and as ambassadorial gifts, the manufacture at Beauvais remained a private enterprise.[1] Beauvais specialized in low-warp tapestry weaving, although the letters patent of 1664, authorizing the company and offering royal protection.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 0.25 in (6.35 cm)Width: 74.4 in (188.98 cm)Depth: 62.2 in (157.99 cm)
  • Style
    Aubusson (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Silk,Wool,Hand-Knotted
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1890
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Chevy Chase, MD
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU- 115016-1- Size 5'1" x 6'2"1stDibs: LU4732116284191

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