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.
Dimensions 57.625 H x 19.875 W x 12.5 D (in)
Dimensions 12 H x 9.5 W x .63 D (in)
Dimensions 18.25 H x 53 W x 1.18 D (in)
Dimensions 96 H x 126 W x .25 D (in)
Dimensions .13 H x 144 W x 103.13 D (in)
Dimensions 6.63 H x 5.75 W x 1 D (in)
Dimensions 56.5 H x 42.13 W x 1 D (in)
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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