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    Sale 7623

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 585

    A LOUIS XVI VERDURE TAPESTRY

    AUBUSSON, AFTER JEAN-BAPTISTE HUET, CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LOUIS XVI VERDURE TAPESTRY
    AUBUSSON, AFTER JEAN-BAPTISTE HUET, CIRCA 1780
    Woven in wools and silks, depicting exotic birds in picturesque landscapes divided and flanked by flower-wrapped Ionic columns suspending from floral garlands, musical and gardener's trophies, on a cream ground, with a blue outer slip, possibly slightly reduced in width, central lower section with restored vertical cuts along plinths of columns
    11 ft. 6 in. x 13 ft. 6 in. (349 cm. x 410 cm.) wide


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN