A pair of portieres of Aubusson tapestry, the shaped side panels with crimson ground, with the deeply scalloped pelmet and woven with roses and other florals on a white reserve. Said to have come from a Vanderbilt house in New York City. French, late nineteenth century.
The portieres had been used for two years as window curtains and were hemmed to fit the present spaces, though the original fabric is intact. The measurements represent the current size of each panel.
A similar late-nineteenth century Aubusson portiere, said to have been the property of Queen Olga of Greece and used in the Royal Palace, Athens, sold at Sotheby's New York, in 1998.
With beautiful rusty Rose tones accented with creams and various shades of brown. Roses and florals against a beige background on the top section. Farther down the red side panels are the vintage tones with muted tones of olive, deep rose, gold, and tan with Rose motif repeated. It has a nice heavy weight and is lined.
This is a subtle, intriguing, unique Aubusson Portieres - A classic pattern of flowers and unusual to find a pair of such grandeur.