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Aubusson Tapestries: Weaving a Story at Skinner’s October European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction

There was a time when courtly life unfolded ceremoniously in rooms adorned with vibrant, grand and lavish tapestries, displayed as large woven murals often depicting scenes conjured from dramatic paintings, particularly mythological and battle scenes. Such tapestries served both as a function to help insulate a room, but most importantly, provided a very powerful political statement of the noble classes.

Historically speaking, tapestries held significant value for centuries.… Read More