Lot 1239: A LOUIS XV LITERARY TAPESTRY, AUBUSSON, FROM THE STORY OF DON QUIXOTE, DEPICTING ‘THE ENCHANTED HEAD AT THE HOUSE OF DON ANTONIO’, AFTER CHARLES-ANTOINE COYPEL, POSSIBLY WORKSHOP OF PIERRE MAGE MID 18TH CENTURY |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: woven with a group of figures including Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, within an interior setting, admiring a Classical portrait sculpture head, 'which thought enchanted would answer any questions asked of it, placed predominantly on the central table, woven within a four-sided gold and red frame pattern border (Cervantes: Chp. LXII)
Measurements: 365cm across the top, 360cm across the bottom, 291cm along the left side, 290cm along the right side. Partially lined, with hoops attached across the top. Recommend relining, and Velcro to be attached across the top edge for hanging purposes in the future. There are two horizontal cuts and joins in the top left and right borders, and a vertical cut and join towards centre of both the upper and lower borders. Some oxidisation and losses and weakness to silk highlights. Original blue selvedge. Some green paint.
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Dimensions: approximately 291cm. high, 365cm. wide; 9ft. 6in., 11ft. 11in.