Lot 318 , An early 18th century Flemish Teniers tapestry, from the workshop of Guillaume Werniers, H.8ft 10in. x W.13ft, extensive minor repair
An early 18th century Flemish 'Teniers' tapestry, from the workshop of Guillaume Werniers, depicting four peasant couples dancing to the music of a piper and a fiddler outside a tavern, others sitting, eating and drinking at a table, the village in the background and a distant chateau, with weavers mark G*WERNIERS and Lille factory mark L*F* and fleur-de-lys on a red shield lower right, H.8ft 10in. x W.13ft, extensive minor repairs
Provenance: Purchased S. Franses. Literature: H.C. Marillier, Handbook to the Teniers Tapestries, London, 1932, p.75 plate 49, illustrating what is almost certainly the present tapestry. Note: Another almost identical piece (without weaver's mark) was sold Sotheby's, London, 10th April 1981, lot 112; Another weaving in formal-pattern border with armorials was Sotheby's, 19th November, 1982, lot 12.
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