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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 31)

A Franco-Flemish Gothic Millefleur Tapestry Fragment
circa 1510, perhaps Tournai
Estimate
15,00025,000
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31

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 31)

A Franco-Flemish Gothic Millefleur Tapestry Fragment
circa 1510, perhaps Tournai
Estimate
15,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Franco-Flemish Gothic Millefleur Tapestry Fragment
circa 1510, perhaps Tournai
incorporating birds and a rabbit, with castles in the hilly distance, mounted on a linen covered board.
height 22 1/2 in.; width 50 3/4 in.
(57cm; 128.9cm)
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Catalogue Note

Millefleur tapestries, literally meaning "a thousand flowers", were largely woven between 1400 and 1550 and have always been considered a rare category of late medieval hangings.  The present highly decorative panel probably included fantastic beasts and further exotic flora. 

Compare similar flora and fauna in two weavings in the Musée du Cluny, La Tapisserie Médiévale, Paris, 2002, pp. 188 and 189.

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