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A Masterpiece of 16th-Century European Tapestry Production

Published on , by Sophie Reyssat
Auction on 09 December 2022 - 16:00 (CET) - 164 bis, avenue Charles-de-Gaulle - 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine

This marvel of refinement was woven in the workshops of Tournai in the early 16th century for Maximilian I. The appearance of this historic monument on the market will be a red-letter day.

Flanders, Tournai workshops, early 16th century, Imperial hunt and hawking party... A Masterpiece of 16th-Century European Tapestry Production

Flanders, Tournai workshops, early 16th century, Imperial hunt and hawking party of Maximilian I in the Sonian Forest, wool and silk tapestry, 3.05 x 10.25 meters/10 x 33.6 ft.
Estimate: €800,0000/1,000,000

Since the 13th century, the ceremonial apartments of the most powerful families were warmed by hangings covering the walls and furniture, giving their owners the opportunity to be represented among their relatives with a magnificence designed to dazzle visitors. Maximilian I (1508-1519), emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, ordered not one but three sets from…
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