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A wool 'au petit point' embroidery table carpet, circa 1660-1670, probably a French workshop
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 EUR
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A wool 'au petit point' embroidery table carpet, circa 1660-1670, probably a French workshop
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A wool 'au petit point' embroidery table carpet, circa 1660-1670, probably a French workshop
with flower crowns, garlands, bouquets and leave scrolls on a brownbackground; (wear)
403 x 198 cm ; 158 1/2 x 78 in.
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Literature

Related literature:
E. Floret, "Inventaires après décès de Simon Lourdet et Françoise Quarré (1665)", in BSHAF, 1995, p. 119
P. Verlet, Savonnerie. The James A. Collection at Waddesdon Manor, London, 1982, p. 163 and pp. 166-167
J. Vittet, "Contribution à l'histoire de la manufacture de la Savonnerie au XVIIème siècle : l'atelier de Simon et Philippe Lourdet", in BSHAF, 1995, p. 99

Catalogue Note

This carpet is part of a corpus known as "Louis XIII" where the rich floral decoration is designed in an encyclopedic manner by the ornamentalists Georges Baussonet and Paul Androuet du Cerceau, and strongly influenced by Persia. The flower is also patterned in a Persian manner. These needlepoint carpets are often wrongly catalogued as English or women's works, but it should be noted that many French workshops produced them.

These carpets correlate to the Savonnerie carpets from the same period. From its design, we can compare this carpet with another delivered for Maria-Theresa of Austria now housed at the Mobilier national.

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