Early 19th century French Tapestry Pillow Depicting Griffins and Urn

(France, 19th Century)

Early 19th century French Tapestry Pillow Depicting Griffins and Urn
164 Windy Row
Peterborough, NH, 03458
603-924-6601
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Early 19th century French Tapestry Pillow Depicting Griffins and Urn

An early 19th century French tapestry fragment depicting a central urn bordered on either side with winged griffins and scrolling acanthus leaves and flowers. Woven in colors of pink, cream and rust on a black ground that really make them pop. Edged with an 18th century tarnished metallic gold galon with a scalloped floral design all on black velvet, finished with a gold metallic cording.

WIDTH: 47 in | HEIGHT: 15 in

Origin France
Category Pillows
Circa1840
Period 19th Century
Style Unspecified
ConditionExcellent

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THB REF: 3864721017 DEALER REF: PL30N

Commentary

"The French are known for their use of griffins and can be found on Notre Dame high up on each corner. The griffin was often thought to have been a protective symbol, representing strength and vigilance. "

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