This antique, 19th century tapestry panel is woven with central coat of arms of the Marquis de Boissy (France) and those of Gamba (Italy) flanked by rampant lions, surmounted by a crown and motto Moderatur et Urget, with ribbon suspended Maltese cross, set against a drapery swag pulled into crown shaped knop held with a gold ring, the sides held with tasselled rope ties, all against a crimson ground.
PROVENANCE Property of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House (Derbyshire, built 1553). Chatsworth House is one of England's most famous stately homes; the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, and has been home to his family, the Cavendish family, since Bess of Hardwick settled at Chatsworth in 1549. The Devonshire family has an illustrious history with some of the greatest British estates having been in their possession including Chiswick House, Bolton Abbey, Compton Place, Hardwick Hall, Holker Hall, Lismore Castle and Devonshire House. Devonshire House, their palatial London residence, was for centuries the center of London's social, political and cultural elite. Before it was demolished many of the architectural fittings were catalogued and moved to Chatsworth.
DATE c. 1840
DIMENSIONS Width 64 Height 59 in.