The most popular tapestries
What are the most popular tapestries? Would a list help to guide you about which will most suit your home setting? Should this be an objective list chosen from our QuickBooks reports or a subjective list decided by degrees of customer liking? Our tapestry website does have a category of best selling tapestries so this is a good starting point. We will edit this in order to present just one tapestry design from each of the major categories in our collection.
The Medieval section includes two very popular sub-categories: The Lady with the Unicorn tapestries and the Bayeux Tapestry. However the most popular design is The Knight Templar.
William Morris dominates the Arts and Crafts section by his influence as well as his designs. The smallest version of his Tree of Life tapestry is our most popular tapestry overall. Personally, I much prefer the larger woven sizes.
Art Nouveau wall tapestries have grown in popularity in recent years, focusing on the works of Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt. It is not surprising that the latter’s Kiss strikes a chord with many people.
Floral tapestries range from traditional bouquets and still lifes to contemporary-looking botanicals and some garden scenes. Top of this wide range is Rosa Gallica (my wife and I enjoy one in our dining room paired with Papavera Somniferum) from the early botanical illustrator Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840).
The selection of Impressionist tapestries has grown significantly. Take the Monet’s Garden tapestry – last week we sold one of the 51″x83″ size to a local home. It looked great!
For Old Masters paintings now available as wall tapestries The Girl with a Pearl Earing by Vermeer is a delight. The Belgian weavers have created a most satisfying reproduction. Such pieces are heirlooms of the past for the future. French chateaux tapestries, generally Louis XIV palatial piles, are always well received; The Royal Palace especially (above). The 43″x59″ size is perfect over a fireplace or sofa.
The most popular tapestries in the landscapes section are the contemporary scenes set at Lake Como. Imagine the appealing setting, sipping a glass of wine on the trattoria terrace!
Although scenes like the Lake Como ones above sell most from our range of contemporary tapestries we should draw attention to a well received selection of contemporary floral designs like Because Of You.
Lastly, our Miscellaneous section is a pot pourri including animals, oriental, antique maps and nautical tapestries. Consider the Grand Harbour, finely woven in wool and cotton with an antique faded look which gives much character to a room.
We hope this selection of the most popular tapestries has been a helpful guide. Most are generally in stock for immediate shipping.