This antique, tapestry panel is flat woven in wool with the coat of arms of Hilaire Étienne Octave Rouillé de Boissy, Marquis de Boissy (French, 1798-1866) and the Gamba family for his wife Teresa (Gamba) Guiccioli, Marquise de Boissy (Italian, 1800-73), who were married in 1851. The central coat of arms is flanked by rampant lions, surmounted by a crown and the Latin motto Moderatur et Urget, with ribbon suspended Maltese cross, set against a drapery swag pulled into crown shaped knop held with a gold ring, all against a crimson (cramoisi) ground.

Former property of Deborah Vivien Cavendish, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (English, 1920-2014), Chatsworth House (Derbyshire, England). Auction: Sotheby's, Chatsworth: The Attic Sale (London, England), October 2010, Lot 682. 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.

Mid 19th century

Circa 1851

Width 64 Height 59 inches

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French Chatsworth House Marquis de Boissy Flat Weave Wool Armorial Tapestry Panel


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