Early 17th Century Audenarde Tapestry of Forested Countryside, Wool and Silk
C. 1680, Belgium
Dallas, United States
This 17th century silk and wool tapestry from Flanders has an abundance of fascinating motifs and details. The richly forested scene shows a clearing with a small pond, surrounded by a plethora of vegetation. Framing all of this is a remarkable floral and foliate border with 8 elegant cartouches. It is rare to see such a thick and rich border. The cartouches in the 4 corners depict doves with rays of light on a blue sky background encircled with collars. This represents the Order of the Knights ...