Mid-18th-Century Pastoral Tapestry, Swedish Rolakans, and Indonesian Ikats Available at Bonhams SkinnerMar 01, 2023 12:00 EST
Featured in the upcoming Bonhams Skinner auction of rare textiles is a mid-18th-century wool and silk tapestry. This pastoral tapestry portrays young men engaged in a game wherein one of the players pretends as a horse while another sits on his back. The decorative fabric is from the Amusement Champetre series and was designed by Jean-Baptiste Oudry. This specific tapestry is titled Le Cheval Fondu. Oudry was a renowned French Rococo painter and tapestry designer known for depicting hunting scenes, animals, and outdoor games.
Also showcased in this upcoming auction is a Flemish tapestry. Finely woven with wool and silk, the tapestry is from the late 17th century. The dyes used are bright and fresh, demonstrating excellent color preservation. A navy blue border edges the fabric while the center has intricate details and patterns. A Greek silk embroidered panel, a Dalmatic with applied silk ribbons, and a Swedish Rolakan blanket are other notable lots.
A range of textiles from across the globe such as medieval and Renaissance embroideries and Indonesian ikats are available. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online by visiting Bonhams Skinner.
Lot Categories:Collectibles, American Indian & Ethnographic (
# of Lots:262
Price Range:$100 - $6000
Interesting lots include:
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|Louis XV Aubusson Tapestry- Le Cheval Fondu|| Estimate: |
|Flemish Tapestry|| Estimate: |
|Suzani|| Estimate: |
|Greek (Dodecanese) Embroidery|| Estimate: |
|Dalmatic with Applied Silk Ribbons|| Estimate: |
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