This is reportedly a 18th or early 19th Century Aubusson tapestry in the form of a pelmet.
We obtained it recently from a Chateau. The owners told us that as far as they know it has always hung in the hall as a "cantonnière" ( pelmet)
with very old Crewel wool curtains and the owner remembers it stil vividly when he was a young boy. It was hanging at a north facing window hence the colours are still as vibrant as when the piece was made.
The composition is beautifully woven. There are roses, daffodils, peonies,wheat sheafs,gerberas etc.
The piece is original and there have been no repairs.
It is lined with dark green felt ( later stage we think).
There is a small yellow label with writing in pencil at the back, but we cannot make out what it says and we think it to be part of the inventory.
A exceptional piece.
- 18th CENTURY AUBUSSON PELMET
- Cotton, Silk
- Estimated Period
- Late 18th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 0×40×125 cm