Important 18th Century Verdure Tapestry probably by Aubusson
18th Century Verdure Tapestry probably by Aubusson

18th Century Verdure Tapestry probably by Aubusson

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Verdure Tapestry, decorated with a landscape of large trees and birds probably by Aubusson

Height:275cm Width: 283cm

France, 18th century

Aubusson, a town on the river Creuse in central France, became a center of tapestry manufacture in the 17th and 18th centuries during the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV; Aubusson became the source for the aristocracy, hence the typically monumental sizes of Aubusson rugs and tapestries. Employing a method known as "warping" and executed on a low horizontal loom, the weavers of Aubusson were able to create an illusion of depth in their works. Aubusson textiles are also usually identified by their stylized framing motifs and neoclassical themes


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