A Fine Louis XV Style Giltwood Salon Suite
A Fine Louis XV Style Giltwood Salon Suite
A Fine Louis XV Style Giltwood Salon Suite

A Fine Louis XV Style Giltwood Salon Suite

c. 1880 France

Offered by Adrian Alan


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A Fine Louis XV Style Giltwood Salon Suite Upholstered in Aubusson Floral Tapestry.

The suite comprises a canapé and four fauteuils, each is upholstered in fine Aubusson tapestry depicting garlands of tulips, lilac and peony.


The small town of Aubusson, on the River Creuse in France has a long history of producing elaborate and costly tapestries, which have been famous throughout the world since the 14th century. Its origins were born with the arrival of weavers from Flanders, who took refuge in Aubusson around 1580.

They were known for their elegance and delicate colouring and often depicted romantic pastoral scenes derived from artists such as Boucher; historic scenes, inspired by classical mythology; or more formalized architectural vistas. Aubusson was particularly noted for its finely balanced compositions of garlands and bouquets which became famous and sought after throughout Europe.

In the 17th Century, the Aubusson workshops were given "Royal Appointment" status.

A downturn in fortunes came after the French revolution and the arrival of wallpaper. However, tapestry made something of a comeback during the 1930s, with artists such as Cocteau, Dufy, Dali, Braque, Calder and Picasso being invited to Aubusson to express themselves through the medium of wool.
Height 122.00 cm (48.03 inches)
Width 142.00 cm (55.91 inches)
Depth 82.00 cm (32.28 inches)
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