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W-122 L-185 (cm)

Item Reference:

63680-435-1Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 63680-435-1
Item No. 63680 - Dealer No. 435 - Building No. 1


Superb Quality French Handmade Aubusson Tapestry Knight At Monacute. This Tapestry Was Bought From A High Class Carpet/Rug And Tapestry Shop That Was Closing Down

The Lion in Love (circa 1775–1780), an Aubusson tapestry designed by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris

Detail of Naissance de Marie Aubusson tapestry in the cloister of Church of St. Trophime, Arles
The Aubusson tapestry manufacture of the 17th and 18th centuries managed to compete with the royal manufacture of Gobelins tapestry and the privileged position of Beauvais tapestry.[1] Tapestry manufacture at Aubusson, in the upper valley of the Creuse in central France, may have developed from looms in isolated family workshops established by Flemings that are noted in documents from the 16th century.

Typically, Aubusson tapestries depended on engravings as a design source or the full-scale cartoons from which the low-warp tapestry-weavers worked. As with Flemish and Parisian tapestries of the same time, figures were set against a conventional background of verdure, stylized foliage and vignettes of plants on which birds perch and from which issue glimpses of towers and towns.


Item Reference
Width: 122 cm
Length: 185 cm
20th Century
Country of Origin


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