Live Auction

The September 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Sep 15, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1000

Flemish Tapestry, Early 17th Century, Orpheus And The Maenades, H 8' W 9'

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

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The foreground depicts Orpheus playing his lyre to animals provoked by the maenades. The background shows a hunting scene with a stag surrounded by mounted huntsmen and others on foot. Provenance Note: The Vigo Art Galleries were established in London. The business was set up in 1919 and specializes in the acquisition and sale of fine carpets and tapestries. The position of the business was further enhanced when in 1968 the Galleries went into partnership with Victor and Charles Sternberg. Provenance: The Vigo-Sternberg Collection of European Tapestries, 29 February 1996. Sotheby's Sale Auction, Lot 21; By descent to current owner, Private Collection, Birmingham, Michigan


This tapestry is linen lined on the reverse. Colors balanced and evenly faded overall. Some oxidization to browns, commensurate with age. Some reweaving, minor restored tears (primarily along the edges). Expertly restored throughout. Highly attractive tapestry. Eight reinforced ring hooks on upper edge of backing for hanging purposes. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.

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