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French School, 19th Century
AUBUSSON TAPESTRY DESIGNS (LOTS 569-571 and 575-577) Tapestry manufacture at Aubusson, in the Limosin region of France, developed from small family workshops recorded in documents from the 16th century. These numerous workshops were granted the title 'Manufacture Royale des tapisseries d'Aubusson' by Louis XIV in July 1665, and manufacture continued until the end of the 19th century. The tapestries depended on full-scale cartoons drawn up by highly skilled painters which were then implemented by the dyers and weavers into wall-hangings, sofa backs and seat backs. Designs typically included a background of verdure; flowers, figures and animals, and drew inspiration from the Bible, mythology and literature.
French School, 19th Century

Four Aubusson designs for sofa backs and seat backs of sprays of mixed flowers within ribboned and floral borders

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French School, 19th Century
Four Aubusson designs for sofa backs and seat backs of sprays of mixed flowers within ribboned and floral borders
bodycolour, on paper backed onto linen, unframed
37½ x 57½ in. (95.3 x 146 cm.) (4)

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