The Thursday Three- Rocking a bit of Rococo in the round

???????????????????????????????There is something about round frames that appeals to me . Maybe because they evoke period interiors with fading fabrics, family treasures  and hand carved furniture. Another place and another time.

I bought this French Rococo inspired frame on ebay intending to use it for another antique textile from  my collection, then I discovered that the tapestry   within was French, older than I had thought it was and in perfect accent colours.

Our grandest room at the French village house is the sitting room. I base this on the fact that it is the only room in house with (1) an inset window and a decorative oak window ledge and (2) The rustic tree-beam holding up the room above is boxed in here.

However, “grand salon” it is not.

So, can we get away with making a feature of this huge, dramatic (three feet in diameter) piece in a fairly low key room? Why not….?

My tastes are shifting, would not even think of hanging tapestries in UK

Below, two more reasons why I like to rock the round on my walls

Antique mirror

Antique mirror

1920's silk thread embroidery on linen

1920’s silk thread embroidery on linen


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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3 Responses to The Thursday Three- Rocking a bit of Rococo in the round

  1. Osyth says:

    I was brought up with a huge rococco framed French tapestry in the dining room which I was accutely embarrassed by as a wannabee minamalist bringing friends home in my teens and early twenties. How times change. the last time I was in the UK , I asked mother if I could earmark it whenever its time should come – lord knows where I’ll put it but I suddenly think its beautiful … plus ca change!


    • I spent ages this morning wondering how to spell Rococo/Rococco! I was SURE that it had three c’s in it when I did History of Art & Design at college!
      I made fatal mistake of assuming that Wikipedia was right…………….aarrgghh
      I am not sure where we are going to put our tapestry, maybe between my pair of early 19thc botanical engravings?

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