Antique tapestries are beautiful wall hangings and wall decors that allow you to seamlessly bring the art and the craft of the past to your home. The designs found in these tapestries are inspired by the cultures in which they were created and instead of being just design motifs, they have the power to deliver a story to everyone who sees them. When you combine these antique tapestries with antique oriental rugs, they will easily beautify any room, mesmerizing everyone with its striking semblance.
Antique Tapestries in our collection are handmade and date as far back as the 16th century. Indeed, antique tapestries for sale today were made between the 16th century and the 19th century. The best antique Tapestry wall hangings are of historic significance, and use fine art to describe history.
The elite of this period loved tapestries with hunting scenes and detailed landscapes. The best antique tapestries were really woven copies of some of the most famous paintings by the greatest artists of the era. They were astonishingly well crafted, with intricate details with special attention given to the tonal effects.
Paris has been for long the most important maker of antique tapestries, a tradition which began way back in the 11th century in France. However, the best artists from France were forced to flee to Holland and Belgium following the gruesome Hundred Years War which began in 1337 AD. Another war, the one in the 16th century between France and Spain forced many great artists out of the country, to Italy and England.
Antique tapestries were an integral part of the ancient Egyptian society. Even the Greeks used antique tapestries to decorate their homes and important structures.
With some of the most exquisite masterpieces ever woven, you may have to spend a lot of time browsing through these awe inspiring pieces of history and relive the beauty seen from centuries ago. Our online store provides a sample selection, making it easy for you to browse through the ones you like and order them from the convenience of your home. These stunning works of art will be delivered right to your doorstep and when you buy from a reputed seller as us, you never have to worry about the quality or the authenticity of the tapestries.
Antique French Tapestry Wall Hanging 17th Century, 9'6" x 11'9", Tapestry # 26350