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French mid 19th century Napoleon III period framed Aubusson tapestry

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A sensational and richly hued French mid 19th century Napoleon III period framed Aubusson tapestry. This large scaled silk wool tapestry depicts an allegorical scene of young ladies and gentlemen enjoying an afternoon outside amidst ruins, conversing while one plays... — Read More

  • Item # 9629
  • H: 79.25 in L: 94.75 in D: 2 in

    H: 201 cm L: 241 cm D: 5 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Giltwood, Silk Wool
  • Napoleon III Period Read More
  • (Napoleon III Period) - Also known as 2nd Empire style, this highly eclectic style used many elements from various historical periods and revolutionized the use of more contemporary materials while focusing on comfort and functionality. Chairs and settees were ornately upholstered with the use of tassels, fringe, and opulent fabrics. Throughout this time the mechanics of chairs would be entirely concealed by upholstery and decorative elements, like the Crapaud armchair. Upholstered ottomans appeared with the creation of furniture like “le confident” or the two-person chair. Black Lacquer, Polychrome, and rattan were being used for the first time in European furniture.
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