A Fine Louis XVI Style Carved Canape With Aubusson Floral Tapestry Upholstery

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Object Description

A Fine Napoleon III Period Louis XVI Style Carved Giltwood Canape With Aubusson Floral Tapestry Upholstery.

The canape having an oval back with a carved ribbon tied cresting rail, padded arms and put down on fluted tapering legs, upholstered in fine Aubusson tapestry with floral sprays.

French, Circa 1870.

Object History

Aubusson

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

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

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