An early 18th century Flemish verdure tapestry, circa 1700, approx 532cm x 268cm
Lot 298
A Felletin early 18th century verdure tapestry, approx. 532cm by 268cm
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,656) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Felletin early 18th century verdure tapestry,
woven in wool,
approx. 532cm by 268cm


  • Several versions of this theme are known. They are inspired by the designs of Jean Pillement (d. 1808), appointed painter to Queen Marie-Antoinette. He published 130 prints from his paintings in 1767, of which several were in the Chinoiserie taste. The pagoda in the middle follows designs by Fischer von Erlach, 1721, 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur', fig.75.

    Two closely related versions of the landscape of this tapestry, depicting herons and a peacock in the foreground, are illustrated in H. Goebel, 1923, 'Wandteppiche', Leipzig, vol. II, fig.159 and D. and P. Chevalier and P.-F. Bertrand, 1988, 'Les Tapisseries d'Aubusson et de Felletin', Lausanne, p.128.
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