Aubusson Tapestries, ‘French Wall Tapestry’, 19th Century,  M.S. Rau Antiques

Monumental in size and exquisitely crafted, this extraordinary French tapestry was woven by the famed Aubusson manufactory. The stunning work was inspired by the Rococo master François Boucher's Neptune and Amymone: The Allegory of Water, which he painted in 1764 and now hangs in the Palace of Versailles. The impressive tapestry mirrors the indulgent and opulent Rococo taste of the Louis XV period. Aubusson, renowned for its hand-woven carpets, created fine tapestries such as this to adorn noble and royal residences. Long recognized for their superb weavings, Aubusson tapestries are difficult to find in such wonderful condition.

Signature: Signed and dated F. Duplan G. Hanot and Aubusson 1877