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Le Concert d’Avril (Woollen) Tapestry Tapestry


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The original tapestry was woven at the Royal Gobelins Manufactory in Paris in the second half of the eighteenth century. This prestigious National Workshop produced tapestries for the French Royal Court and other wealthy patrons.

This is a vintage reproduction of the original Tapestry. The Tapestry is Number 8 of 1000 as noted on the back.

In the foreground there are richly dressed ladies, with farm animals in the background around a village scene.  It is a very large Wall Tapestry …… Perfect for stair ways , foyers or other large spaces.

In a provincial landscape a group of musicians celebrate an outdoor concert in the month of April. For many centuries, the theme of musicians represented an enduring source of inspiration for tapestry-weaving. An elaborate border, rich with medallions and floral cartouches, compliments the vibrant subject of the composition. The original may be seen at the Gobelins Museum in Paris.

Silk screened tapestries are also known as serigraphic tapestries. Each silk-screened tapestry is serigraphed onto irregularly woven fabric (wool, cotton or linen). Considerable labor is required with this process, including hand-painting to finish the details. Silk screen tapestries appear antiqued and aged giving them the look and feel of tapestries that hang in museums today.  The tapestry can be hung with a decorative pole.

Provenance: Original Label on Back of Tapestry, Buckhead, GA Estate

Date: Circa Late 1800’s to early 1900’s

Measurements: 8’0″ x 6’0″ (244 x 182 cm)

Tapestry Type – Silk Screened

Condition: Very Good Antique Pre-owned Condition.

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