Posted on April 23, 2018
Antique tapestries and soft furnishings are as important as any other element in the decor of an interior. Tapestries were an important feature in the Tudor palaces and aristocratic homes adorning the walls and giving a very picturesque backdrop. The middle age tapestries had more of a practical function of protecting the rooms from the elements and to insulate big rooms for added comfort.
The tapestries were all handcrafted and most of them unique. Craftsmen worked in groups on a single piece to make a collective fine tapestry. Due to their size, intricate detailing and flawless beauty, tapestries make an important collector’s item as well as a classic inclusion in the decor.
A typical example is this Late 18th Century Early 19th Century Aubusson Tapestry. It is in a good overall condition retaining the original colour and measures : Width - 100 inches, Height: 75 inches.
These can bring in an unmatched appeal to your home. A neutral interior can benefit greatly from a beautiful antique tapestry as its focal point. These tapestries often have a very dramatic appeal depending on the topic of design.
Visit Antiques of Woodstock for a few good options from the world of Tapestries.