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The Taking of Lille tapestry

$490.00$849.00

The Taking of Lille tapestry is woven in two sizes: 43″x59″ US$490, 59″x86″ reduced from US$1,075 to US$849.

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Tapestry Description

The Taking of Lille tapestry

Louis XIV gobelins tapestries

The Taking of Lille tapestry was originally woven at the royal Gobelins workshops in Paris. It shows King Louis XIV with his generals Vauban and Turenne about to receive the keys of the city which they had besieged in 1667 during the War of Devolution against the Spanish who then controlled Flanders. The central inscription reads: Prise de la ville de L’Isle en Flandres par l’armee DV roy Louis XIV commandee par sa majestee en personne en l’annee MDCLXVII.

Today this fine French tapestry is richly woven in 50% wool/50% cotton in two sizes. It is lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging. The larger size is temporarily reduced from US$1,075 to US$849 while overstocked.