Lively French 19th Century Vertical Format Tapestry Depicting a Village Fête

This exquisite French vertical format tapestry from the 19th century features a lively scene from a French Provincial village. We can almost hear the laughter’s from the villagers and the sound coming from the character on the left playing the violin, probably accompanying the man sitting on the bench singing. All of this gives us the clue that today is the town fête. The joyous mood is contagious. The villagers are located in front of an auberge (or inn), while the owners of the inn are visually drawing us into the perspective of the architecture. The lovely composition is highlighted by brown tones, with discreet red and blue accents. Highly decorative, this French tapestry from the 19th century would be a wonderful addition to any wall, bringing its warm presence and lighthearted spirit.
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Dimensions: 73 3/4"H x 49" W
Inventory Number: BB154
Price: $1,950
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