This French tapestry fragment was hand woven from wool and silk on a linen warp in the 18th century France, and hung on the wall of a chateau. The design depicts cherries or olives with leaves in beautiful faded greens on a gold background, somewhat faded with age, but is a beautiful piece of textile history. I stitched the tapestry onto heavy black velvet on the front for stability. The back of the pillow is also black velvet.
The 5" trim is rare C.1850 antique passementerie from France, made from aqua wool twisted into bullion fringe with evenly spaced tassels hand tied in sage green and taupe wool. It is a unique find to acquire passementerie in this excellent condition. It would have hung as trim from heavy chateaux drapery.
This pillow is truly a centerpiece for any bed or sofa. It is the only one of its kind available. The feather/down pillow insert shown in the photo is included.
The last photo is an antique post card photo showing French Aubusson tapestry weavers sitting at their looms hand weaving these huge wall tapestries from which the fragments come that I use in my tapestry pillows. It was hard work!
Size 12" x 24"
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