Hand-Woven Antique 16th Century Feuilles de Choux Verdure Tapestry
Size: 6.7 x 4.4 ft
One of a Kind.
Provenance: Doyle Auction House, New York, NY
A Rare 16th Century French Verdure Feuilles de Choux Tapestry. Feuilles de Choux (cabbage leaves in French) tapestries include large leaves in an overall, often wild motif with animals of the hunt or exotic creatures admired for their beauty and rarity. These types of animals had had a symbolic significance in the Middle Ages, but by the 16th century, designers are said to have chosen these animals as creations of their imagination.