Working through loads of needlework and old woven Aubusson, Flemish, Verdure, Gobelin tapestry fragments and salvages which I once thought I'd make up into those lush fringed and down-filled decorator pillows we used to sell. I've collected these for decades while out buying antiques - just the best and most appealing panels, but it's time to disburse and let you make them up for your home or business.
This one is French, 1700s, would have been a loomed Aubusson tapestry upholstery for a chair back and part of a large set of furniture to match. The backs always fare better over time, and this one has a fabulous stag as the cartouche surrounded by foliage, complete with a passementerie trim and a silk backing, all it needs is a down-filled pillow insert and someone to sew up the one side and it's a pillow. Panels like these are slow work, this one must have taken a year to complete, each tiny stitch woven from bobbins of yarn. Wool and silk yarns used. A large panel to work with. No odors, clean and charming. Very good condition throughout, age and type considered.