Antique tapestries work well with your modern furniture and your modern home. This kind of antique has a very adaptable, interesting, past first made in the medieval times to insulate castles and depicted religious and historical scenes. We often find tapestries depicting landscapes and love how they bring the outdoors in. Today’s textiles are uncomparable to the craftsmanship of antique textiles and tapestries. We sell BVIZ antique textile pillows designed by Rebecca Vizard. In our inventory you’ll find tapestry panels, needlepoint fireplace screens, embroidery samples, antique tapestry stools and seating. Antique framed needlepoint on silk, suzani textiles and fibre samples.
French Vintage “An Offering of the Heart” Tapestry$950.00
55"H x 42"W x 0.25"D
Dimensions: 55”H x 42”W x ¼”D
This wonderful French tapestry from the 20th century is a reproduction of one of the most recognizable tapestries of the Middle Ages. The original, named “An Offering of the Heart”, was crafted in the 15th century by an unknown Flemish artist and is currently on display at the Louvre in Paris. Our reproduction has been dyed instead of traditional tapestry threadwork and is a much lighter alternative. The gracious lady and her man are dressed in royal robes and headgear suggestive of nobility. We see the man offering a physical heart to the lady, a display of chivalry- a common theme with Middle Ages art. Make sure to check out the detailed images to get a closer look at its current condition.
French 18th Century Tapestry Fragment$1,200.00
51.5"H x 27"W x 0.25"D
Dimensions: 51-½”H x 27”W x ¼”D
This vibrant tapestry fragment hails from 18th century France. Two panels have been recently attached with brilliant blue trimming. The fabric is worn but retains its vibrant floral motif and features a large perching bird. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the condition.
French Semi-Antique Aubusson Needlepoint Rug$1,650.00
.13"H x 144"W x 103.13"D
Dimensions: ⅛”H x 144”W x 103-⅛”D
Beautiful example of an Aubusson rug. A fantastic display of floral and scroll designs, handwoven from France. Tons of earth tone colors: browns, greens, beiges, rust/reds, mauve/pinks and more are all in soft shades. See detailed pictures for condition.
French 19th Century Tapisserie de Verdure$19,995.00
96"H x 126"W x .25"D
Dimensions: 96″ H x 126″ W x 1/4″ D
This 19th Century French Tapisserie de Verdure, c. 1850’s, is exquisite. It is wool and cotton, and hangs on a metal tapestry rod with rings. The scene is framed by beautiful trees and depicts most prominently a pagoda and exotic birds in the woods. It is massive spanning 8 feet x 10 ½ feet and will make quite the statement. Rod dimensions: 4-⅞”H x 133”W x 1-⅝”D
French 19th Century Framed Floral Tapestry$2,200.00
18.25"H x 53"W x 1.18"D
Dimensions: 18-1/4″H x 53″W x 1-1/8″D
A gorgeous floral tapestry, framed in a brilliant gold-gilt frame from 19th century France. The tapestry depicts a floral bouquet that spans its entire length. This bouquet is composed of extraordinary flowers and flowering vines in shades of blue, orange, violet and pink. A wonderful patina engulfs both the frame and its contents, giving this work of art an aged appearance that is impossible to replicate.
English 19th Century Adjustable Pole Screen$1,100.00
57.625"H x 19.875"W x 12.5"D
Dimensions: 57-5/8″H x 19-7/8″W x 12-1/2″D
An interesting adjustable pole screen, from England, circa 1830. During the warmer months, when fireplaces were not in use, pole screens would hide or at least decorate unsightly, soot-filled fireboxes. A framed needlework depicting a pastoral scene with felled tree is supported by a mahogany pole that allows the screen to be moved up or down. The pole has a decorative turned end that rests on a mahogany tripodal base and showing some wear from use. An elegant antique work of art.
Pair of French 18th Century Framed Needle Points on Silk$1,200.00
6.63"H x 5.75"W x 1"D
Dimensions: 6 5/8″H x 5 3/4″W x 1″D
A gorgeous and impressive pair of needle points on silk depicting two similar scenes of a mother and her daughters in the countryside. Every thread was thoughtfully made to create these little miniature masterpieces. The artist used negative space well with the faces and arms drawn in over the silk fabric. Original, oval gilt wood frames. c.1700s
Initially made for the dual function of decorating drab stone walls while also providing extra insulation against the cold, antique wall tapestries captivate us to this day. These works of art graced the walls of many castles, manors, and homes throughout England, France, and the rest of Europe from the Middle Ages through the 19th century. At Fireside Antiques, we have a wide range of Aubusson tapestries, English needlepoint tapestries, and Belgian tapestry panels.
Authentic Hand Woven Tapestries
Every tapestry is a piece of art that tells a story woven into its very fabric. First, there is the story depicted in the tapestry’s imagery, detailing some aspect of life at the time of its creation. Then there are the tapestry threads, which tell the story of who created the tapestry and its location at the time it was woven.
While machine-made tapestries have perfect stitching, even the most skilled craftsman will have uneven stitches, adding to the authenticity, uniqueness, and value of an antique tapestry. An antique tapestry made from hand-dyed cotton, linen, and wool offers much more charm than modern nylon or polyester equivalents. If a tapestry came from a well-to-do family, they might even include silk with inlaid gold or silver threads.
Many older tapestries depicting biblical figures or important battles are easy to replicate using today’s modern technology. Still, by examining the threads, sticking, colors, and even the weaver’s signature, it is easy to distinguish an original from a reproduction.
Why Purchase Antique Tapestries
Antique tapestries are essential pieces of textile art, depicting scenes from throughout history. As woven paintings, these tapestries provide a focal point to any living room or study, adding a sense of grandeur while keeping ancient history alive. Though modern tapestries can emulate the look of these pieces, there is no comparison to owning an authentic one.
Authentic Antique Tapestries Online
Fireside Antiques offers only authentic antique tapestries of the highest quality professionally restored by our experienced craftsman. Each is a piece of history shipped straight from our 18,000-square-foot showroom to your home using only the best white glove shipping services.
Add a bit of history and classic craftsmanship to your home from our collection of antique hand-woven tapestries that range in age from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Using our online store is easy, allowing you to search our entire catalog of wall tapestries in a matter of moments, each with a detailed description and measurements, so you know precisely what you are ordering.
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