French

Classic Tapestries has many beautiful French designs available. Not all are available for viewing on the website. We welcome enquiries. Please contact us for further designs.

MF3018 DAME A LA LICORNE 'A MON SEUL DESIR' (LADY WITH THE UNICORN- TO MY ONLY DESIRE)

From the 'Lady With The Unicorn' series, probably the finest works of textile art that survive from the Middle Ages. Originally woven circa 1490; now in the Cluny Museum, Paris. Silk-screened.

MF3096 THE MEDIEVAL DANCE (LA DANSE MEDIEVAL)

Silk-screened tapestry from the series known as the 'Noble Pastoral' which represents the activities of country people at harvest time. Originally woven in the Loire Valley in the late 15th century.

R4022 CHATEAU ROYAL

From a series featuring French royal palaces. The original tapestry was woven at the Gobelins workshops. Loom woven.

R4026 PALACE OF MONCEAUX

This hand woven tapestry shows the palace in winter and was originally woven in the 17th Century at the Royal Gobelins Workshops. This is a magnificent hand woven tapestry.

R4027 THE ROYAL PALACE

This hand woven tapestry, now at the Museum of Pau in France, shows the Chateau of Versailles in spring. Hand woven.

VA5028 GREENERY WITH HERONS

A 17th century verdure tapestry decorated with a border of flowers and fruit. Silk screened.

CH1035 THE ROYAL JOUST

This heraldic tapestry originally woven at the Royal Gobelin Workshops in Paris shows a medieval joust from the end of the 15th Century. Loom woven. Hanging loops are available for some sizes.

NM2050 THE WINGED STAGS

This symbolic tapestry originally woven in the 15th Century is now housed at the Museum of Antiquities in Rouen, France. Silk-screened

NM2071 LEAVING FOR THE HUNT (DEPART DE CHASSE)

Reproduction of a 16th Century tapestry showing mounted noblemen leaving the castle on a falconing expedition. Originally woven in the Loire Valley in the 16th Century. Loom woven

NM2078 ARITHMETIC LESSON

Reproduction of a 17th Century tapestry, now at the Cluny Museum, Paris. Loom woven

NM2079 MEDIEVAL MUSIC

From a 16th Century Tapestry showing musicians from the King's Court playing by the banks of the Loire River. Loom woven

NM2083 BAYEUX-BATTLE OF HASTINGS

This tapestry represents the historic Battle of Hastings in 1066 when William of Normandy defeated Harold and the English Saxons. Loom woven

R4019 CHATEAU DE CHAMBORD

This tapestry shows the renaissance chateau at Chambord in the Loire Valley. Woven as one of a series of Les Maisons Royales in the 17th century.

Loom woven in French Flanders.

48% wool, 52% cotton

 

R4020 CHATEAU BELLEVUE

Reproduced from the series of tapestries depicting the Royal Palaces of France woven inthe late 17th century.

Loom woven in French Flanders

48% wool, 52% cotton

R4021 PALACE OF VERSAILLES

The famous Palace of Versailles, built in the 17th century was the principle residence of the French Kings and the seat of government for over 100 years.

Loom woven in French Flanders.

12% wool,48% viscose, 40% cotton

NM2086 REPOS A LA FONTAINE (RESTING AT THE FOUNTAIN)

A hand woven tapestry from the 15th century series La Chasse a la Licorne now at the Metropolitan Museum New York. Hand woven

NM2092 LES CERFS AILES

This hand woven allegorical tapestry originally woven in the 15th century for the King of France, now at the Museum of Antiquities in Rouen, France. Hand woven

MF3116 NOBLE SCENE (SCENES GALANTES)

Originally woven in the Loire Valley circa 1500, this region was renowned the mille-fleur style. This tapestry shows the nobility in various pursuits. Loom woven.

MF3117 THE VINTAGE (NO BORDER) LES VENDANGES

The story of winemaking is shown in this tapestry,from 1500, which now hangs in the Cluny Museum, Paris. Loom woven

MF3121 DAME A L'ORGUE "LADY WITH THE ORGAN"

From the circa 1490 Lady with the Unicorn tapestry series, this one represents the sense of hearing. The lady plays the organ whilst her maid works the bellows in a clearing. Loom woven