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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 209

    A FRENCH ARMORIAL TAPESTRY

    AUBUSSON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A FRENCH ARMORIAL TAPESTRY
    AUBUSSON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Woven in wools and silks, depicting an armorial device of the Vincent family with a shield surmounted by a coronet and a knight's armour with an anchor, flanked by rearing lions, and hung with chains of orders, on an olive green ground with an oak leaf border with a sand and blue outer slip
    9 ft. 10 in. (300 cm.) high; 6 ft. 1 in. (184 cm.) wide


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    The arms on this tapestry are those of the Vincent family, who were ennobled by Henri, Duke of Lorraine, in 1615. The orders hung around main arms are those of Leopold of Austria, founded in 1808, the military order of Maria-Theresa, created in 1758, and a further order for military exploits created in the first third of the 19th Century.

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    Provenance

    The Vincent Family.
    Christie's, London, 2 April 1998, lot 211.