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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 215

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI VERDURE TAPESTRY PANELS

    AUBUSSON, AFTER JEAN-BAPTISTE HUET, CIRCA 1780

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    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI VERDURE TAPESTRY PANELS
    AUBUSSON, AFTER JEAN-BAPTISTE HUET, CIRCA 1780
    Each woven in wools and silks, depicting exotic birds and monkeys 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, with restored cut to top edge
    11 ft. 5 in. (347 cm.) high; 10 ft. 6 in (319 cm.) wide (2)


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    Jean-Baptiste Huet (1745-1811) was most associated with all pastoral tapestry design productions during the Louis XVI period at Aubusson. He generally supplied designs to Beauvais, who officially commissioned the works, but many of his cartoons were prolifically copied at Aubusson. A design with virtually identical columns, trophies and landscapes but with differing animals is in the Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York (D. and P. Chevalier, P.-F. Bertrand, Les Tapisseries d'Aubusson et de Felletin, Paris, 1988, p. 176).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 215-217)