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Fountain Portiere Tapestry

Code: LW997

This tapestry is taken from one from the series known as The Hunt of the Unicorn, which was originally woven in Flanders at the end of the fifteenth century. It is thought that this set of eight tape read more...

Brand Hines of Oxford
Dimensions 150 x 75 cm (4'11" x 2'5")
Tapestry Type Loom Woven
Loom Woven In France
Tapestry Lined In Oxford, United Kingdom
Composition 80% cotton, 16% viscose, 4% polyester
Our Price: £350.00INC
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This tapestry is taken from one from the series known as The Hunt of the Unicorn, which was originally woven in Flanders at the end of the fifteenth century.

It is thought that this set of eight tapestries was probably woven circa 1499 for Anne of Brittany, having been commissioned on the occasion of her marriage to Louis XII (1462 1515), who was King of France from 1498 to 1515. The letters A & E which appear tied with a gold chain around the neck of the fountain are in fact the first and last letters of the brides name, Anne, and this symbol appears in each tapestry in the set.

For several centuries the tapestries belonged to the Dukes of Rochefoucauld, at Verteuil, France, until they were acquired by John D Rockefeller in the 1920s, who presented them in 1938 to the Metropolitan Museum in New York, where they currently form part of the Cloisters Collection.

This beautiful tapestry is woven on a jacquard loom by skilled weavers, keeping alive the centuries old tradition of tapestry manufacturing from generation to generation. This tapestry is fully lined incorporating a sleeve along the top for hanging with a Hines hanging rod. Alternatively, this tapestry can be hung with a wooden batten which is a concealed method of hanging.

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Returns

We want you to be happy with your purchase from Hines of Oxford. If you're not, just simply return the products to us at Weavers Barn, 46a Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DE within 28 days of receiving your order.  You will then be contacted to arrange a refund for the value of the returned goods (excluding the cost of postage on your original order).

We recommend that you send your return via registered post or an insured courier.  Hines of Oxford cannot accept liability for lost returns.

If you prefer us to arrange collection of your returns we will deduct the cost of carriage off your refund.

Please always contact us by phone or email before returning any items.

How to hang a tapestry

Tapestries are very simple to hang in your home.  There are a two options for you to choose from which are explained below.

Decorative Tapestry Hanging Rod

Choose from two finial options, Black Spear or Brass Fleur de Lys to hang your tapestry.  Simply slide your hanging rod through the rod pocket that is sewn along the top edge of the back of the tapestry so that the finials and some of the black bar is showing either side.  (You can have as much or as little of the back bar as you wish showing as the hanging rods are telescopic).

Once you are happy with where you want the tapestry to hang, mark on the wall through the eyelets on each finial where you need to drill the wall.  Then simply drill and plug both holes and then screw your tapestry to the wall.

Hines tapestry hanging rods are specially designed to be flush-mounted to the wall securing the tapestry in the best way possible to ensure that it looks great for years to come.

Obscure Wooden Batten

If you would rather fix your tapestry to the wall without any decorative rod you need to select a wooden batten when adding your tapestry to the basket.  Each batten is cut to size specifically for your tapestry and works on the same principle as a decorative hanging rod with a pre-drilled hole at each end to fix to the wall.

All decorative hanging rods and wooden battens from Hines come with screws and plugs and a set of instructions how to fit to your wall.

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