Lot 276: A FLEMISH LANDSCAPE TAPESTRY, PROBABLY OUDENAARDE LAST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: woven with an extensive woodland scene, within a four-sided narrow flowering and foliate border, the brown selvedge woven with the weavers initials I.V.V.Fils (Jan van Verren)
Overall measurements: 500cm across the top, 503cm across the bottom, 266cm along the left side, 270cm along the right side. Colours in reality crisp and attractive. Tonally correct in printed catalogue. The tapestry is in restored condition. There are some areas of rewoven repair in areas overall, for example within the foliage of the trees, and within the floral border. There is a horizontal repair across the trees half way up the left side, and shorter horizontal line of similar repair in the top right corner. There are areas of reweaving, which do not entirely match with surrounding, within the top left and the top right corners of the main field within the foliage, and a small later patch of dark green in the top right corner. There are cuts and joins in the corners. Some oxidisation to the browns, commensurate with dye used and age, for example within the inner border. There is some reweaving and repair along the length of the inner brown edge to border. The original dark brown outer selvedges are turned under, and along the lower edge of turned under selvedge the weaver's mark is visible, behind the professionally attached lining. Tapestry has a linen lining. It is recommended that Velcro should be attached across the top edge for hanging purposes in the future. Very decorative and realistic landscape tapestry. In restored stable condition.
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Dimensions: approximately 271cm. high, 503cm. wide; 8ft. 10in., 16ft. 6in