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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 following lot\nApproximately 334cm. high, 440cm. wide; 10ft. 10in., 14ft. 5in.
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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 following lot

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Wool

dimensions

Approximately 334cm. high, 440cm. wide; 10ft. 10in., 14ft. 5in.

provenance

Château de Martinvast, France, 19th century

Thence by descent


*Nota: il prezzo non corrisponde al valore odierno, ma si riferisce soltanto al reale prezzo di aggiudicazione al momento dell'acquisto.

*Nota: il prezzo non corrisponde al valore odierno, ma si riferisce soltanto al reale prezzo di aggiudicazione al momento dell'acquisto.