This French tapestry, woven in the 19th century, depicts a port with a rocky, tree-lined shore and wooden ships in the distance. The large tapestry is framed by thick walnut veneered planks, resulting in an overall width of 7 feet and a height of 5 feet. It was produced on a jacquard loom from hundreds of individually dyed wool threads woven together to form the scene.
In the foreground of the tapestry, we see fishermen along the shore, nestled between boulders and a large tree. We count at least 3 wooden ships, with a complex of stone buildings along the far side of the port. A rocky cliff rises from behind, topped by buildings from the village. The colors used in this scene include shades of beige, brown, deep blues, greens, red, and ochre. Today, this antique tapestry with wooden frame will become a focal point on any wall on which it is hung.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor wear and separations to thread in areas. Wooden frame is veneered, although likely original to the piece. Fading to wood in areas