French Louis XV Beauvais Style Tapestry in Rococo TasteFrench Louis XV Beauvais Style Tapestry in Rococo TasteFrench Louis XV Beauvais Style Tapestry in Rococo TasteFrench Louis XV Beauvais Style Tapestry in Rococo TasteFrench Louis XV Beauvais Style Tapestry in Rococo TasteFrench Louis XV Beauvais Style Tapestry in Rococo TasteFrench Louis XV Beauvais Style Tapestry in Rococo TasteFrench Louis XV Beauvais Style Tapestry in Rococo Taste

Large, tightly woven in Pompadour pink with floral festoons and garlands (an Aubusson feel ) encasing allegorical figure possibly after Fragonard's 'L'Aurore" or Dawn. BvB (Beauvais ) woven in lower scenic panel (photograph 3). In fine antique condition , the silks restored . Double back lining. Vivid pastel palette. Note the close-ups .. 19th century probably Napoleon III or slightly later . In the 18th century ,Beauvais tapestry manufacture was the second in importance, after the Gobelins tapestry, of French tapestry workshops that were established under the general direction of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the finance minister of Louis XIV. Whereas the royal Gobelins manufacture executed tapestries for the royal residences and for ambassadorial gifts, the manufacture at Beauvais always remained a private enterprise.

76 in.H x 91.5 in .W x.5 in.D France , circa 1860

Very Good Antique condition

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