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A Medieval Falconry Tapestry Panel, South Netherlands, first half 15th century,
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A Medieval Falconry Tapestry Panel, South Netherlands\nfirst half 15th century, Woven with courtly figures in circa 1420 costume, involved with the training process of the sport of `Hawking - Falconry', depicting a distinctive central enclosure with red rose covered trellis arbour, sheltering two ladies and two gentlemen gathered around a central stone basin containing water and with a rill flowing into the grassy and flowery mead foreground, enclosed by various small trees including the oak, rose, and `turf benches', each corner with a small tree, Linden, Oak and Cherry/Rowan trees flanked by a smaller figure, including three men and one female, all involved with Falconry, and carrying the accoutrements required for the sport, including lures, leashes, hoods and gauntlets, all against a highly stylised mille-fleurs background, incorporating small birds, all against a dark green ground; for a companion piece see the previous lot\nApproximately 345cm. high, 358cm. wide; 11ft. 4in., 11ft. 9in.
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woven with courtly figures in circa 1420 costume, involved with the training process of the sport of `Hawking - Falconry', depicting a distinctive central enclosure with red rose covered trellis arbour, sheltering two ladies and two gentlemen gathered around a central stone basin containing water and with a rill flowing into the grassy and flowery mead foreground, enclosed by various small trees including the oak, rose, and `turf benches', each corner with a small tree, Linden, Oak and Cherry/Rowan trees flanked by a smaller figure, including three men and one female, all involved with Falconry, and carrying the accoutrements required for the sport, including lures, leashes, hoods and gauntlets, all against a highly stylised mille-fleurs background, incorporating small birds, all against a dark green ground; for a companion piece see the previous lot

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dimensions

Approximately 345cm. high, 358cm. wide; 11ft. 4in., 11ft. 9in.

provenance

Château de Martinvast, France, 19th century

Thence by descent


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*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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