This is from my private stash. I'm disbursing panels I just am never going to get to make up in to those lush opulent down-filled throw pillows I love. YOU get to do it, instead.
More typical of the c.1600s fragments, this one has centuries of restorations, but still is so appealing. Flemish verdure, it is in wool that is entirely hand corded, dyed, woven on looms. Linen warp often deteriorated over centuries of hanging and the weight of a full tapestry pulling down on itself through time. But these fragments make up into the most gorgeous throw pillows, even the restorations prove interesting and a true link to its history. I've made up a lot of these into down-filled and silk or silk velvet pillows, lush fringes and just so beautiful as they are. This one will win your heart, too.
Good to not so great condition, true, but for its age and for the work, it is just beautiful even so. Look at the old sticking that restored it, probably 200 or more years ago, crudely done but yet still a part of something beautiful and to be preserved. Your chance to have a panel that reaches back and takes you back to those you've loved in museums, chateaus, palaces when you've visited on your own travels. It is odorless apart from the light scent of fine wool. Imagine the hands that worked on this piece - 1600s, possibly earlier on this one.
Will be listing a large private collection (my own) of c.1600 = c.1850 tapestry panels. Be sure to mark our shop and come back!
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