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

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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!

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    • 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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