Saint Paul Directing the Burning of the Heathen Books at Ephesus

Loan Exhibition: Henry VIII: the unseen tapestries

This small but remarkable loan exhibition includes rare and previously unseen, as well as rediscovered, tapestries from the tapestry collection of the king. The rediscovered monumental “Burning of the Books” tapestry commissioned by Henry and deliver to Hampton Court Palace in 1538. The “Lord Russell Order of the Garter” tapestry. “Romulus and Remus” a tapestry […]

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FRANSES exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht from Saturday 10th March to Sunday 18th March 2018 and will exhibit again in 2019. The Gallery was first time exhibitor in 2018 and the only specialist in historic tapestries, carpets and textile art at the fair.           Highlights  in TEFAF 2018 include a major Delft […]

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English Modernist Carpets

Franses specialise in English Modernist carpets.

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Franses Conservation case study: Cleaning and conservation of a set of English eighteenth century needlework chair covers

The well-known English furniture expert, Simon Redburn, brought this superb needlework covered chair to Franses.

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The colours of eighteenth century England

Few people nowadays are aware of the brilliant and intense vegetable dyes available in England in the eighteenth century. A similar palette was used for many of the textiles, whether carpets, tapestries or needleworks.

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