Antique American Tapestry 46939
Signed with a subtle “B NY” near the lower left hand portion, this antique textile features a beautiful, classical depiction of a garden, with a comely building of pink standing slightly off center in the background.
Antique American Tapestry, Origin: United States of America, Circa: Turn of the Twentieth Century – Here is a truly unique antique carpet – an antique tapestry that was woven in the United States of America around the turn of the twentieth century. While the art of tapestry weaving is a centuries old tradition in Europe, it is a craft that has only rarely been practiced in the United States. This is one of the things that makes this amazing antique tapestry a truly magnificent example. Signed with a subtle “B NY” near the lower left hand portion of the composition, this antique textile features a beautiful, classical depiction of a garden, with a comely building of pink standing slightly off center in the background. The richness of the detail here is difficult to overstate: impeccably woven trees and flowers dominate the piece, but everything that has been included in the composition is also precisely drawn. The overall effect that this antique tapestry achieves is one of deep and lingering beauty; it superficially resembles a painting, but bears all of the hallmarks of an expertly woven tapestry. A unique and beautiful work of art, this antique tapestry from turn of the century America is a miraculous example.