19th C. French Petit Point and Needlepoint Tapestry
Petit point is an ancient tradition but was made popular and is often associated with Madam de Maintenon, mistress to the French Sun King, Louis XIV, who started a school for young women. The ability to execute the St. Cyr stitch became an integral part of a young girl's standing in society. The larger needlepoints/petit point tapestries often told a story such as this one.
This tapestry came from a fine Estate and was enclosed in an ancient frame with hand blown glass, thus its superb condition. Unfortunately the frame and glass were in such a poor state, that for the safety of the tapestry, we had it reset in a hand carved custom made frame.
The large and impressive size would be magnificent on any wall.
Size of image: 54 1/2" Width x 44" Height
Size with frame: 62 1/2" Width x 52" Height.
Item ID: PS12-01-05-03
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