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Antique Aubusson cushion

Circa 1870
40 × 40 cm 1’3” x 1’3”
£795

Description

A beautiful Antique Aubusson cushion which has been handmade with a silk backing and wool details.  This cushion is feather filled and very soft to handle.  The Aubusson face of this cushion is from an original French tapestry from the late 19th century which has been conserved where necessary and then made into this elegant decorative cushions.

We have a good selection of antique Beauvais tapestry cushions, antique Aubusson cushions and ancient old kilim cushions too.  As well as contemporary pillow cushions from Suzani design cushions and Ikat cushions which are silk and wool all hand-produced in Turkey.

Purchase any of our cushions online and we will securely wrap and ship them to your home.

The Aubusson manufacture of the 17th and 18th centuries managed to compete with the royal manufacture of Gobelins Tapestry and the privileged position of Beauvais tapestry.  Aubusson carpets were produced in the upper valley of the Creuse in central France, possibly developed from looms in family workshops established by Flemings that are noted in documents from the 16th century.

 

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Aubusson tapestries depended on engravings as a design source or the full-scale cartoons from which the low-warp tapestry-weavers worked. As with Flemish and Parisian tapestries of the same time, figures were set against a conventional background of verdure, stylised foliage and vignettes of plants on which birds perch and from which issue glimpses of towers and towns.

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