A Louis XIV genre tapestry fragment, early 18th century
A Louis XIV genre tapestry fragment,
early 18th century
woven with boys in court dress climbing a tree to reach a bird's nest, with later outer selvedges
approximately 241cm high, 105cm wide
Overall measurements: 104cm across the top, 105cm across the bottom, 241cm along the left and right sides. Lower section with cut and joined sections, and some reweaving and possible tinting. Fragment, so reduced in size. Some alterations to faces, to add definition. Later outer banded selvedge. Coarse weave, commensurate with age and location of weaving. Lined on reverse with salmon pink silk. With hoops. Recommend Velcro is added for hanging purposes in the future. Decorative small fragment. Versatile size to place.
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