An early 19th century French Aubusson tapestry fragment that was more than likely meant to be used as a border to a larger tapestry. This fragment depicts 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.
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.
Condition: Excellent clean condition and ready for use.
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