This superb silk and wool tapestry depicts Saint Pierre. Dating from the seventeenth century, it was originally displayed in a chapel. Attributed to the Beauvais Manufactory.
Extract from Wikipedia
The Beauvais Manufactory (French: Manufacture de Beauvais) is a historic tapestry factory in Beauvais, France. It was the second in importance, after the Gobelins Manufactory, of French tapestry workshops that were established under the general direction of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the finance minister of Louis XIV.
Whereas the royal Gobelins Manufactory executed tapestries for the royal residences and as ambassadorial gifts, the manufacture at Beauvais remained a private enterprise. Beauvais specialized in low-warp tapestry weaving, although the letters patent of 1664, authorizing the company and offering royal protection, left the field open for the production of high-warp tapestry as well.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 25½" high x 32" wide x 1"
Approx. overall 65cm high x 81cm wide x 2cm