Large, tightly woven in Pompadour pink with floral festoons and garlands (an Aubusson feel ) encasing allegorical figure possibly after Fragonard's 'L'Aurore" or Dawn. BvB (Beauvais ) woven in lower scenic panel (photograph 3). In fine antique condition , the silks restored . Double back lining. Vivid pastel palette. Note the close-ups .. 19th century probably Napoleon III or slightly later . In the 18th century ,Beauvais tapestry manufacture was the second in importance, after the Gobelins tapestry, of French tapestry workshops that were established under the general direction of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the finance minister of Louis XIV. Whereas the royal Gobelins manufacture executed tapestries for the royal residences and for ambassadorial gifts, the manufacture at Beauvais always remained a private enterprise.
76 in.H x 91.5 in .W x.5 in.D France , circa 1860
Very Good Antique condition
French Louis XV Beauvais Style Tapestry in Rococo Taste
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