LARGE Original 19th Century Aubusson Cartoon Floral Painting SHABBY CHIC. For sale is this RARE and wonderful item. This is an original French painting from the 1800s, which was likely what is called a "cartoon" for making tapestry pieces.
Tapestry or "Aubusson" cartoons are the life size models from which tapestries are woven. These were painted in oil on canvas or gouache on paper (such as this example). The wools and silks were dyed to match the painting, and the weaver then copied it. Working with the cartoon under the warp threads of the loom, at a rate of approximately two square meters per month, per worker, the final tapestry slowly appeared. This is a lovely large and well balanced example of the art form.
It depicts a floral bouquet with a number of different flowers within a swag frame. The colors are a bit muted with time and it has minor condition issues consistent with its age of 150+ years old.The painting has been professionally framed and is ready to hang. It measures 34" x 28.5" framed. Thank you so much for looking! If you wish to combine this item with others ending this week, please let me know and I will make a note. If you are unhappy with your item for any reason, please contact me and I will make it right. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Make your listings stand out with FREE Vendio custom templates! Over 100,000,000 served.
Get FREE counters from Vendio today! The item "LARGE Framed Original 19th Century Aubusson Cartoon Floral Painting SHABBY CHIC" is in sale since Sunday, October 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Tapestries". The seller is "oncillakat" and is located in Woodland Hills, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.