A fabulous salvage or fragment from an 18th century (or earlier) tapestry, hard to say whether it's Flemish Verdure or from an Aubusson or other woven tapestry - made up now as the top of a quite opulent accent or decorator throw pillow. It is 20" x 14" so a perfect size for sofa, bed, or as a back support in your favorite chair. The pillow form is rather firm. I did not make this one - I typically use down pillow form, but I do see the value of having a firmer pillow. A creamy caramel velvet makes up the border around the tapestry and also the pillow's back. Recently made, but with vintage French passementerie trim, a bright gold metallic and a colorful fringed broad woven, both of which work wonderfully with the overall design and the palette, as well. Beautiful!
Very good to excellent condition for age and type - speaking of the tapestry used for this pillow. Whatever little restorations have had to be done are done nicely, and it's a great repurposing of a panel made by hands 300-400 years ago. The panel is backed by the velvet, so won't take the stress of use. Some are made up without that fabric backing the tapestry and they do split. A beauty, floral and bow - you can use it in vertical or horizontal orientation. Of course, no odors, and no stains.