A pair of 17th century tapestry border panels

A pair of 17th century tapestry border panels



From a tapestry woven in the Faubourg Saint-Michel workshop, Paris, circa 1620-1650. In silk and wool, each with the representation of a young huntsman. The border design attributed to Laurent Guyot (circa 1575 - after 1644), who held, jointly, the position of Royal Tapestry Cartoonist.
3'7¼" (110cm) wide and 2'3
¾" (70.5cm) wide, &
3'6¼" (107.5cm) wide and 2'3¾" (70.5cm) wide
With sections from a similar 17th century tapestry used to fill the lower corners.

Göbel, Heinrich, 'Wandteppiche, II. Teil, Band 2: Die romanischen Länder', pl 46 & pl. 51, Leipzig, 1928, &
Campbell, Thomas P., 'Tapestry in the Baroque', MMA, New York, 2007, no. 13, pp. 147 - 154, for illustrations and discussion of the 'Story of Diana' set of tapestries for which this border was first used.

£5,600 for the pair