A Beautifully Romantic Small Size Antique French Tapestry Rug, Origin: France, Circa: 19th century – A beautiful antique French Tapestry rug, is from the late 19th century, a period in time when many of the finest examples were produced. In this exquisite little wall hanging antique French tapestry, two female figures interact amidst a lush, pastoral landscape in a scene drawn from classical mythology or allegory. One figure kneels and receives a butterfly, from another standing figure who holds a butterfly net across her shoulder, while the butterfly hovers and flutters between them.
The figures could be Cupid’s beloved, Psyche, and Cupid’s mother, Venus, whom Psyche had initially failed to honor properly. Here they are reconciled, and the butterflies which symbolized the soul in classical lore, are a reference to Psyche, whose name means soul in Greek. The myth with its neo-Platonic implications remained popular in the classical tradition down to modern times. The drawing and softly colored, painterly quality of this piece are incomparable, as is the fine, delicate weave. A graceful and appealing example, this antique French tapestry rug is an especially beautiful work.
This beautiful antique French romantic tapestry shows a high level of skill in the exactness of the design. This skill and quality combine to create truly remarkable refined lifelike figures as well as the flora and fauna. The end result being a truly romantic and captivating design image that is soft in color and beautiful in design. It is an essential piece for any collection of French tapestry and artwork.
If you happen to have a tiny spot on the wall and are currently hoping to buy rugs and / or tapestries for it then make sure to give this antique French piece consideration. It is beautiful refined and soft in color so it is the kind of piece that will only enhance its surrounding and will never compete for attention.