Antique French Tapestry 43922
Set in a pastoral landscape among verdant plants, this expressive antique tapestry from France tells a story using multiple characters rendered in delicate colors.
4 ft 11 in (1.5 m)
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Antique French Tapestry, Origin: France, -Executed in a tranquil style, this antique French tapestry has a painterly presence with fluid shading, sumptuous textures and lifelike shadows. Perfection in every aspect, including the perspective, minute details and shading, add to the realism of this enrapturing tapestry. The expressive scene features a delicate palette of soft colors collected from all areas of the spectrum. In the foreground, a fair maiden gazes into a decorative looking glass as a lady in waiting affixes a pearly necklace presumably brought by the mysterious man. In the background, fairytale forests extend to a distant vanishing point while cabbage roses, dimensional shrubs and carefully shaded sprigs of grass enliven the subdued landscape. Tonal variations incorporated in the delicate color palette add dimension to the characters’ sunlit hair while dark shadows create varied textures.