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Lot 1025 - A206 Decorative Arts - Thursday, 21. September 2023, 10.00 AM


Probably Enghien, 2nd half of the 16th century..
Large cabbage leaves with a large bird and two smaller birds between columns with caryatids and figures on the upper section. Top with grotesque cartouche. Border decorated with fruits and flowers.
250 × 240 cm.

Faded. Sides trimmed. Losses and restorations.

Provenance: Private collection, Suisse romande.

This kind of tapestry with landscape subjects featuring large leaves with birds was very popular in Flanders and was produced in various places. Cf. a similar verdure originating from Enghien at: Guy Delmarcel. La Tapisserie flamande. Paris 1999, p. 171, also a verdure "à grandes feuilles" with a similar border design in: Guy Delmarcel, Ingrid de Meûter, The cinquantenaire Tapestries. The Collection of the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, 2023, pp. 138/139.

CHF 20 000 / 30 000 | (€ 20 620 / 30 930)

Sold for CHF 33 750 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.