• 13'11"W x 9'H Hand-woven Antique circa 1680 Wool French Gobelins Weave LOUIS XIV 17TH CENTURY VERDURE TAPESTRY Wall Hanging 12980887
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  • 13’11W x 9’H Hand-woven Antique circa 1680 Wool French Gobelins Weave LOUIS XIV 17TH CENTURY VERDURE TAPESTRY Wall Hanging 12980887 (2)
  • 13’11W x 9’H Hand-woven Antique circa 1680 Wool French Gobelins Weave LOUIS XIV 17TH CENTURY VERDURE TAPESTRY Wall Hanging 12980887 (3)
  • 13’11W x 9’H Hand-woven Antique circa 1680 Wool French Gobelins Weave LOUIS XIV 17TH CENTURY VERDURE TAPESTRY Wall Hanging 12980887 (4)
  • 13’11W x 9’H Hand-woven Antique circa 1680 Wool French Gobelins Weave LOUIS XIV 17TH CENTURY VERDURE TAPESTRY Wall Hanging 12980887 (5)
  • 13’11W x 9’H Hand-woven Antique circa 1680 Wool French Gobelins Weave LOUIS XIV 17TH CENTURY VERDURE TAPESTRY Wall Hanging 12980887 (6)
  • 13’11W x 9’H Hand-woven Antique circa 1680 Wool French Gobelins Weave LOUIS XIV 17TH CENTURY VERDURE TAPESTRY Wall Hanging 12980887 (7)
  • 13'11"W x 9'H Hand-woven Antique circa 1680 Wool French Gobelins Weave LOUIS XIV 17TH CENTURY VERDURE TAPESTRY Wall Hanging 12980887

13′11″W x 9′H Hand-woven Antique circa 1680 Wool French Gobelins Weave Aubusson Tapestry 12980887

US$111,159.00

17th Century Louis XIV Era Verdure Tapestry

 

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Description

Absolutely superb large 17th Century French Louis XIV period verdure Tapestry depicting a chateau surrounded by woodland, circa 1680.

The tapestry was purchased from a large provincial chateau near Vire in Normandy. The tapestry has been subject to careful restoration and conservation work by Textile Conservation of Bristol, a full condition report is available to view on request.

 

Hand Woven Vs Machine Woven Tapestries:

The hand-woven tapestries are woven by skilled artisans one at a time. They are hand-crafted of 100% wool, or wool and silk, and tend to have a wide range of colors. In addition, they have subtle variations of specific colors, giving the design great detail.

Whenever you come across a hand woven tapestry, you will know right away. They have a completely different look and feel to them when compared to the ones made by machines. The biggest problem that people have with a machine woven tapestry is that they normally will look flat because of the way that the stitching is with these types.

The biggest benefit to a machine woven tapestry is the fact that the distributor can make many more at a time. This means that there is more selection and more inventory that you will have to choose from, and you will more than likely not have to pay as much. However, you will be losing some of the beauty and detailed designs that you can expect from a hand woven tapestry.

Many people preferred to have a tapestry that was hand woven. It basically comes down to what it is that you want. Chenille tapestries and jacquard-woven tapestries are machine woven. You may easily tell a hand woven tapestry from a machine woven tapestry by looking at the hand craftsmanship from the back of the tapestry. Compare them for yourself before deciding.

 

Watch Getty video below to learn the art of hand-woven Aubusson tapestries:

Additional information

Tapestry Collection

Size

13′11″W x 9′H (425cm x 275cm)

Age

circa 1680

Condition

Pre-owned. Excellent

How Made

Hand-woven

Colors

Refer to images

Weave

French Gobelins flat weave

Thickness

3 mm

Pile Material

Wool

Foundation Material

Cotton

Lining

None

Item Location

Availability

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Custom

We can make a new one if you are after a different size or color. We also work with provided photographs, paintings, watercolors, collages and digital images.

Care Instructions

The tapestries can crease as we storage them folded and they are also shipped folded. It is recommended that these creases be removed using a steam iron and muslin cloth by lightly pressing the underside of the tapestry. Do not use a damp cloth since this will stretch the yarns. It is important to test a small section of the tapestry for the correct heat settings before you begin.

Caring for your tapestry is almost non-existent; once hung, a tapestry wall hanging will need little maintenance. It is sufficient to dust it occasionally using a soft brush or vacuum upholstery attachment. Wall tapestries can be dry cleaned but only as a last resort by professionals with a specialty in this type of product. Generally, we recommend no cleaning is done, marks on a tapestry are rare since it is hanging on a wall but if so they just add to the history of that individual piece.

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