This 18th-century Embroidered Crested tapestry presents a unique sophistication unlike other tapestries of its time. It measures 58" x 38" and is ornamented with a willowy "GL" motif.
Tapestries have been displayed for decades in homes with embroidery to reflect the dwellings of the members of the estate. Crested embroideries such as the one shown here established the stature of the owner. In each culture, the type of crest and the type of embroidery, as well as the color, claimed the level of authority and sophistication attributed to the owner. This particular tapestry is uniquely variegated in corals and peach hues, and it boasts expert silk embroidery in coral on taupe. The edges are self-bordered for hanging or mounting and it is lined.
This is but one of many luxurious one-of-a-kind antiques we have in our Pensacola atelier, as we have row upon row of textiles that include everything from antique French heirloom linens and primitive Austro-Hungarian Empire textiles to Art Deco and Bohemian specimens—at last count two million one-of-a-kind linens of the finest quality.
If you see a beautiful specimen on this site that you would like to see in person and you cannot visit us but you are a regular at either Round Top or the High Point Market, we will happily bring it to one of these shows so you can see for yourself how remarkable it is. See our Calendar of Events page for fair dates and let us know if we can bring our sumptuousness to you.