Large antique Aubusson cartoon


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19th Century

  • £1,450.00
  • €1,640 Euro
  • $1,786 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2017
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Fabulous huge antique French Aubusson cartoon, later framed. Rare size. A wonderful wall piece. Age related wear as to be expected, it all just adds to the charm. Gouache on paper.

Tapestry cartoons are the life size models from which tapestries are woven. Painted in oil on canvas or gouache on paper, these paintings gave life to the smallest cushion to the largest of wall hangings. The wools and silks were dyed to match the painting, and the weaver then copied it. Working with the cartoon under the warp threads of the loom, at a rate of approximately two square metres per month, per worker, the final tapestry slowly appeared. The quality of the finished tapestry was largely dependant on the artistry of the cartoon painter combined with the skill of the weaver.

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Width: 71 " (180 cm)
Height: 59.5 " (151 cm)
Depth: 1 " (3 cm)


  • H: 151cm (59.5in)
  • W: 180cm (71in)
  • D: 3cm (1in)


19th Century

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One of Nikki Page’s earliest recollections is of saving pocket money to acquire beautiful objects. This interest has blossomed over the intervening years into a business specializing in fine antiques and decorative pieces from the 19th and early 20th century.

As Nikki sells from her family home every item has to pass her obsessive attention to quality and detail. Countless hours are spent scouring at fairs, French Chateau and private home sales looking for rare and original pieces.

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