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A "Millefleurs" tapestry, circa 1510, Southern Netherlands
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 EUR
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A "Millefleurs" tapestry, circa 1510, Southern Netherlands
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A "Millefleurs" tapestry, circa 1510, Southern Netherlands
with three medallions decorated with coats of arms, flowers and animals on a dark blue background, the backdrop with architectural elements
170 x 540 cm ; 67 x 212 1/2 in.
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Literature

Comparative literature:
P. Bertrand, Exposition "Millefleurs", galerie Blondeel-Deroyan, Paris, 2000
D. Boccara, Les Belles Heures de la Tapisserie, Switzerland, 1971, p. 37
J. Boccara, Âmes de laine et de soie, Saint-Rémy-en-l'Eau, 1988, p. 47
G. Delmarcel, Flemish tapestry, New York, 1999
F. Joubert, La tapisserie au Moyen Âge, Rennes, 2000

Catalogue Note

There are several categories of mille-fleurs tapestries classified according to the manner in which the flowers are arranged. According to Guy Delmarcel and Erik Duverger, the more the flowers are compressed, the later in time the tapestries were made.
The identification of the loom mills remains difficult, but Bruges, Tournai, Enghien and Brussels produced some. We can compare this tapestry to a fragment kept at the château of Angers made in Flanders around 1510.

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