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A Louis XIV French Hunting Tapestry, Aubusson, late 17th century

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 GBP

A Louis XIV French Hunting Tapestry, Aubusson, late 17th century

A Louis XIV French Hunting Tapestry, Aubusson, late 17th century

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 GBP

A Louis XIV French Hunting Tapestry, Aubusson, late 17th century


Woven with shepherds and a shepherdess trying to save their sheep from the pack of wolves, and a further group of figures on horseback and on foot sending their hounds in pursuit of the same wolves, in hope they too will frighten them off and save a sheep that has been carried off by one in the background, all set within a flowering and fruiting border incorporating small birds

Approximately 352cm high, 287cm wide

Overall measurements: 352cm across the top, 349cm across the bottom, 287cm along left side, 287cm along right side

Evenly faded colours overall. Finely woven, with some lovely details to the composition and weaving technique. Overall very good and stable condition. Tapestry would benefit from airing and a professional clean. Sky of light colour, with some old repairs, now stable condition. Some small repairs in lower left corner, which are in a bright green, and therefore noticeable on close inspection. There are some rewoven repairs up the right hand side, and lower right corner, visible as light cream shaped areas. They do not detract from the overall appearance. The inner dark banded narrow edging is in very good condition. Evidence of the original blue selvedge at the far edges on sides, underneath the later machine pale blue outer selvedge. Tapestry is lined. Recommend Velcro added across the top for hanging purposes in the future. Large, very decorative tapestry.


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