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Exceptional Antique / Vintage Tapestry Panel Venetian Scene Very Beautiful For Sale
Exceptional Antique / Vintage Tapestry Panel an elegant VENETIAN SCENE with people on a terrace and Venice in the background All of the art work and collectibles being sold by Adams-Byrd Fine Art & Antiques have been collected and selected one at a time by the proprietor, an art historian with many years of training and experience in university art history departments, museums, galleries, and historic sites both in the U.S. and abroad. In most cases the pieces offered for sale on are from the business inventory (the business has been based in the Washington, D.C. area for many years). Our inventory is extremely large, so the majority of the pieces we are putting on have never been displayed in any of our retail locations. Occasionally, we are also selling pieces from our personal collection. The art and collectibles that we are offering to buyers are special and unique pieces that have been carefully “curated” by NOTE -- Most of the photos were taken in the shade under a tree --- so the lighting effects are spotty since a bit of sun was coming through. The photo that we posted first was taken in full sun so that you can see that the coloration is even throughout the tapestry. In some of the detail views taken in the shade, it looks more gray than it actually is ---- but in some of those views you can get good close up views of the threads of the tapestry.] The exceptional old tapestry has received attention sometime in the past few decades. It has been well preserved with a modern beige fabric backing (and the "restoration" included velvet loops at the top to safely hang the tapestry from a rod); there is a thick support "material" as a supporting / structural layer between the fragile tapestry and the newer backing. We are not sure of the age of this tapestry. It looks like it is no more recent than the early 20th century (early 1900s), but we think it is probably much older than that. We have never shown it to anyone over the many years we have had it packed away, so no textile expert has yet evaluated it. In this horizontal scene, elegant Venetians are on a loggia or terrace across from Venice --- which can be seen on the other side of the water -- across the entire background. The scene full of ladies and gentlemen includes their attendants and a dog (lower left corner). There are boats and gondolas in the water in the middle ground. The colors are very muted --- cream / beige / tan / peach, etc. There has probably been some sun fading over the years. The panel is about 17" x 35". The velvet loops at the top add another 1 5/8". The modern fabric backing on this very old tapestry has been entirely hand stitched. We do not know if the tapestry itself is Italian. We believe that it is probably European. We would guess that it is most likely either French or Italian. It does have a companion piece, but we are selling each individually. The majority of the tapestry's surface is intact, but there are areas of wear (especially near corners and edges). The wear does not have a significant negative impact on our enjoyment of this elegant and intricate tapestry. This is a fine tapestry in terms of quality, technique, and design. A new owner might want to consider having it framed under glass (by a framer with expertise in very old textiles).
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Terms and Conditions
Please read the below terms and conditions, view all photos and read the full description before offerding or buying.We are incredibly scrupulous with our descriptions of an item’s condition so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.
Note on measurements: All measurements are approximate. If you need extreme accuracy on particular measurements, please contact us before buying.
Returns: To provide low pricing and a constant stream of quality merchandise, we are unable to accept returns for buyer remorse, buyer mistake or improper fit.It takes time on both the buyer and seller’s ends and the whole process is much more fulfilling when we, the seller, provide comprehensive information about an item and you, the buyer, carefully read and consider that information before making the decision to buy.
Payment: For sale items, payment is expected within 3 days of purchase.After 4 days, an unpaid item case may be opened with so that the item can be relisted or second chance offers may be made to other buyers.We require immediate payment for Buy it Now items.
Shipping: We aim to ship within 1 business day of receiving payment, however delays may occur – in the event of a delay, we will update you on the progress of your shipment.We do not have an established combined shipping policy, but we frequently use flat rate priority boxes.In the event you purchase multiple items within 7 days (please notify us of your interest or plan to purchase the additional item(s) after your initial purchase), you can pay for the first item and its shipping cost and we will adjust the invoice for the additional item(s) to reflect the total combined shipping cost.If we can fit two items in one priority flat rate envelope, we will not charge you for two (or for one flat rate and one first class).Even though charges sellers final value fees on shipping, the costs we provide are the actual flat rate costs at the online discounted price.We always ship with delivery confirmation/tracking.
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