Antique c.1700s French Aubusson Tapestry Fragment in Frame (15.25" x 13.25"), a Putto
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I love the old woven tapestry panels! Aubusson, Gobelin, Flemish - all of them. Such an art, like painting with wool and silk yarns, the overall plan of which must be accomplished line by line. The making of these can take years, decades for the large panels that warmed the walls of the great chateau, palaces of Europe from 1500s and onward. And from those old panels, fragments survive and are fabulous made up as lush down-filled throw pillows with elaborate fringe - you know the look. This one is supple enough, I think, to be made up as a pillow top, but this is how it came to us and we'll leave it framed in case you just want to display a charming 1700s Aubusson putto of your own. The frame is 19th century, but the woven panel is not later than Marie-Antoinette's era, last half of 1700s. The outer frame is 15.25" x 13.25", and the aperture shows 13" x 11" of the panel, which is slightly larger and on stretcher. Looks like there's another inch or so folded under at the vertical ends, so likely 12" x about 14.5" free of the frame. There is not a cover glass, but one could be added if you'd like. Slight looseness to the panel on stretcher.
Very good to excellent for age and type. There are no holes, no breaks in the old linen warp/canvas onto which the handmade and dyed wool and silk has been worked. The colors have faded over time, evidenced by the original colors you can see looking at the undisplayed backside of the woven works. The panel seems to me to be sturdy enough to make up as a pillow top. Most that are this old have some holes or insect losses, though this one does not. No odor - very slight scent of wool but nothing musty. Measurements noted above. The gold leaf wooden frame is still lovely. It is 19th century, newer by half, I'd say, of the age of the panel it holds. A lovely antique in its own right. No glass cover on this one. Could be added if you wish to. Lovely old thing, excellent art. Return Policy:We always honor a 3-day return on our items, and guarantee them to be as described. Money back, less shipping costs, which are not refundable, so ask questions if necessary. We're easy to deal with.Shipping and Handling Policy:You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. Customer satisfaction is paramount with us, so if you're thinking we have not deserved your highest marks, please contact us and allow us to be sure your concerns are completely satisfied before you rank us. We aim for 5-star transactions every day, and depend upon you to tell us directly if we have not yet met that standard for your transaction. Thank you! We most often use USPS for our shipping needs but will be happy to ship by another carrier if you prefer.We charge only actual postage & insurance, never a handling fee and never for packaging materials. Ebay is now requiring that our clients rank us on "shipping". The shipping price, speed and handling are actually under the sole control of the delivering postal agency, not Antiques & Uncommon Treasure so please remember that and leave us high DSR rankings. As always, please also feel free to contact us if you have any problems or concerns, we'll do what we can to ensure a happy and mutually enjoyable transaction.Insurance has been eliminated as an option by ebay, forcing us sellers to either ship your items without insurance or assume that expense also. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Again, damage in transit, while rare in our experience, is due to the postal agency handling and not caused by Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Thanks!Our shipping days are Tuesday and Friday, paid items will be shipped on the first shipping day after payment is received (except when special circumstances exist). We prefer to use USPS whenever possible, and require all packages to be insured. If you prefer another method of shipment, please mention it. We charge only actual expense of shipment/insurance, except in the case of larger items which must have special wood crates built. Wood crate charge, when applicable, is a flat $35.00 in addition to actual postage & insurance charges.Other Information:8.75% sales tax applicable as of April 1st, 2009 for shipments & sales within the state of California, no exceptions. If you are within CA and are a dealer buying for resale, you must provide us your active resale certificate # and acknowledgment of intent to resell or we will have to collect sales tax. No exceptions.Auction Payment Methods:Paypal: E-Check, Visa, Mastercard, etc.. Credit card payment by online service only, no direct processing.***BE SURE to also click our our "" icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. Thanks! ***
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