An early 18th century Flemish verdure tapestry, circa 1700, approx 532cm x 268cm
Lot 12
A Felletin early 18th century verdure tapestry, approx. 532cm by 268cm
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 8,200 - 11,000

Lot Details
A Felletin early 18th century verdure tapestry,
woven in wool, depicting a Chinoiserie scene with a pagoda on a hill in the centre, flanked by further towered buildings on both sides, with a pond and a hound in the foreground, flanked to the left by a draped building with quiver and bow, the border with acanthus-wrapped fruits and foliate
approx. 532cm by 268cm

Footnotes

  • 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.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Fine Furniture (UK)
    Auction Administration - European Furniture and Works of Art
    Bonhams
    Work
  2. Jackie Brown
    Auction Administration - European Furniture and Works of Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8204
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 8208
  3. Francois Le Brun
    Specialist - European Furniture and Works of Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8251
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 8208
  4. Camille Mestdagh
    Specialist - European Furniture and Works of Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8234
    FaxFax: +44 20 8963 2807
Similar Items