Antique French Tapestry Rug 43924
Size: 8 ft 10 in x 6 ft (2.69 m x 1.83 m)Print
Woven in France, this elaborate tapestry is a wonderfully-detailed example of Orientalism in European culture.
Antique Tapestry, Origin: France – This captivating, complex and absolutely beautiful antique weaving — a stunning tapestry that was originally hand made in France — represents a tremendous achievement. This absolutely incredible piece, the complex composition of which draws in the observer, speaks across the years to the aesthetic priorities of the artisans original responsible for its composition. Featuring a classic European border filled with floral bouquets, architectural scrollwork and realistic shadowing, this exquisite tapestry also uses floating landscape scenes and purely Asian elements. In addition to the detailed depictions of Oriental life, which include courtiers seated on an elaborate Persian carpet, the plants, birds, people and scenery are full of detailed nuances. All in all, this piece is something truly special. Even in the world of antique rugs and tapestries, in which so many pieces are so impressive, this antique French tapestry is a stand out piece.