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18th century Alentours tapestry after Jean-Baptiste HUET
18th century Alentours tapestry after Jean-Baptiste HUET - Tapestry & Carpet Style Louis XVI
Ref : 88198
28 000 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Jean-Baptiste HUET
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Wool and silk
Dimensions :
L. 120.08 inch X H. 90.55 inch
Tapestry & Carpet  - 18th century Alentours tapestry after Jean-Baptiste HUET
Galerie Armand Deroyan

Carpet, tapestry, textile


+ 33 (0)1 48 00 07 85
18th century Alentours tapestry after Jean-Baptiste HUET

France - Royal Manufactory of Aubusson
18th century - Louis XVI period
Woven in silks and wools

H. 230 x W 305 cm

This kind of so called "alentours" tapestries first appears during the reign of Louis XV. Mostly decorative, they fit perfectly in rococo interiors. One of the famous example is the Story of Don Quichotte, woven at the Gobelins after cartoons by Coypel.
The cartoon of our tapestry has been made by Jean-Baptiste Huet. Very popular under the reign of Louis XVI, Huet is also famous as ornemental painter. This piece melts ornament and genre scene with elegance and balance.
A similar tapestry, with identical oval medallions is reproduced in Chevalier and Bertrand's book about Aubusson and Felletin tapestries.

Bibliography
Dominique Chevalier, Pierre Chevalier, Pascal-François Bertrand, Les tapisseries d’Aubusson et de Felletin, Paris, Solange Thierry éditeur, la Bibliothèque des Arts, 1988, p. 179

Excellent conditon, very fresh colors
Cleaned, backed, hanging system

Delevery information :

Free delivery in France and Europe
Other countries : upon request

Galerie Armand Deroyan

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Tapestry Louis XVI