This fabulous French scene depicts the interior of two rooms in a chateau. This is an antique machine made tapestry that has been framed in French Oak with a small section of tapestry folded back to accommodate frame size. Tapestries were woven by hand for centuries, but late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century technological innovations introduced the possibility of machine-woven tapestries.
The styles in the rooms depicted are from different time periods. A group of people are sitting at a Renaissance style table taking a break from their needlepoint that is spread across the table. Through the wooden arched doorway in the back room, a lady with a tray is serving a gentleman. To the left forefront is a young man pouring wine or water from the round cooling pot in the center front. There are numerous framed paintings on the plastered stone walls as well as low wainscot paneling surrounding the room. The mantel’s opening has decorative tiling to its interior surround and back, while an iron fireback leans against the back.
CONDITION: Very good Condition – European Oak Frame has minor losses to interior gilded border ; minor rubs, scratches and nicks to frame.