A charming pair of French watercolour original 1850 carton paintings
The finished tapestry would have adorned a Louis XV chair or Louis XIV chair. Each colour in the tapestry would have been hand dyed to match the shade on each section of the carton.
The pictures depict a cockerel and hen surrounded by charming oval wreath delicate flowers and leaves.The design is very much intact and the colours are simply gorgeous.
These patterns were working pieces and would have been used more than once.The large majority were destroyed because of wear and over use.
These are are not only a beautiful pair, but and antique which have a real purpose and place.