Please note the tassels are more like the second picture in color. Beautiful tapestry of Venice, Italy. People are socializing at the waters edge where gondolas and small boats are sailing by. Across the canal is the Doge’s palace and you can see the tower in San Marco’s square. I have not seen one of these original tapestries outside of a museum. I have seen many newer copies but not one as old as this. This is set in its original frame and has the original wire rope with hangers. It looks like the frame at one time was nailed into a wood panel as there are some old nail holes on the top edge. The rope hangers still have their tassels and hand embroidered buttons. This was made in the 19th century and is still in great condition for its age. The tapestry is faded but still has its original detail. I do not see any water damage, cuts or snags. It does have the typical flawed stitch as seen on the originals. (Odd sized thread or background color stitch shows thru.) Inside the frame, the tapestry measures about 17-1/2 inches tall and 37-1/2 inches wide. The frame measures 20-1/2 inches tall and 40-1/2 inches wide. Frame still looks nice but does have some small dents under paint. At the top where it was nailed to something is a small crack toward the back edge but is hard to see. The hanging wire needs to be restrung as it is not centered on the piece. The back paper is old and brittle with some tears and holes. Attached to the back is a note that this was given to someone in 1971. Tapestries like this were purchased as souvenirs from European trips to Pairs or Austria.