Two extremely rare early 18th century English Tapestries after David Teniers.
Finely woven using silk and wool in the renowned Soho factory in London, circa 1720.
ABOVE: “La Kermesse or Village Fete”
The colourful scene consists of country folk carousing at a table and dancing to a bagpiper standing on a tub, outside an Inn.
Additional figures include a woman holding a man waving his cap and a running dog.
The surround is a narrow plain picture frame border.
Dimensions: 315cm / 10’4” wide x 215cm / 7’6” high
“The Return from the Harvest”
The joyful scene depicts a farmer astride his donkey, wine glass in hand returning from the fields where scything continues.
A couple are seated on the ground beside him with a dancing couple leading the way and a bagpiper playing to other dancers.
A floral narrow border surrounds the celebrations.
Dimensions: 358cm / 11’8’ wide x 262cm / 8’7” high