The Chevalier Collection: A Dynasty of History-Weaving Dealers
For over a century, the Chevalier family dynasty has worked in the area of carpets, tapestry, appraisal, publishing, and the sale of old, modern and contemporary textiles. The time had come to part with some of the collection. Attributed to Brussels, first third of the 16th century, Mille-fleurs Decorated with the Allegory of Charity, 237 x 175 cm/ 7.7 x 5.7 ft.Estimate: €120,000/200,000 "Faire tapisserie", “blending in with the tapestry”, is a French expression meaning someone who keeps to him or herself, who attends a meeting without speaking up, for example. If ever an expression seemed paradoxical, it is this one.