Vintage decorative textile tapestry picture distributed by S.P. Solomon, a decorative arts publishing company from Brooklyn, New York. This wall art was a very decorative design addition to any home in the early 1960’s and now would be considered retro art. The S.P. Solomon Company is no longer in business and company records show that company distribution had ceased by November 22, 1966 when the company filed for dissolution. This gold gilt framed art reflects a Victorian scene of a piano student taking instruction from her teacher. The framed art uses a medium of tapestry which is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom. It is composed of two sets of interlaced color threads. Most weavers us a natural warp thread, such as cotton or linen, but these may be of silk composition. The condition is near mint with no imperfections. The framed art measures 26 3/8” high, 22 3/8” wide and 1 3/8” deep. This wall art came from an estate in Olney, Texas and was displayed on the walls of the family home since its purchase in the 1960’s. The owner of the home was the local businessman who owned the town department store. There has been some loss of gesso on the top of the frame (shown in photo) but has been covered with gold leaf.
Vintage S.P. Solomon’s Decorative Textile Tapestry Picture