Here is a wonderful tapestry of a Renaissance scene in Venice of ladies and gentlemen, ladies in waiting, gondoliers, dogs, flowers and a mandolin on a bench.
This is in warm natural tones of blues and browns, muted reds and greens. It is stamped on the back Made in Belgium.
A shopper had this question for us about this piece:
Your listing says this is a "Venice" scene. Belgium has a city named "Bruges" that is known as the "Venice of the north. Is this possibly "Bruges" & not "Venice"?
We don't know the answer to this, but it is something to consider.
It feels like a natural fiber, although we have not tested it. It measures about 54" by about 19". There is a 1/4" fringed hem along the bottom and the ends have about an inch fringe. The upper left corner has come unwoven and there is a watermark or stain of some sort on the left center above the skyline.
The details on this are incredible, from the waves on the water, to the arch of an eyebrow, to the gathers in the clothing, or the fur of the dogs. The architecture in the background draws you in, as do the gondolas on the water.
Fabulous piece, in need of professional tlc; we are pricing with this in mind.
We do have more close up images for you to inspect, if you wish. We're limited to only 9 here. Just let us know, and we can send you more to check out.
Antique Tapestry of Renaissance Venice Made in Belgium