Tapestry Border Panels

Whilst some 15th century tapestries were framed with borders, it was not until the 16th century that borders achieved prominence in tapestry design.  From the 1500’s borders became wider and more elaborate frequently incorporating floral, ornamental and mythological devices and inscriptions.  Armorial devices and coats of arms were often incorporated into the border design.  Tapestry borders were themselves edged with outer guard borders or stripes, used for town marks and weavers’ signatures and monograms.  However, tapestries were frequently woven without borders, especially those intended for insertion into boiseries or panelling.   Over time many tapestries have been separated from their original borders, and these border panels and fragments appear on the market.  Some are exquisite works in their own right originating from important workshops.

Baroque Tapestry Border Panel

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Brussels, Mid 18th Century
1ft 10in width x 11ft 3in height
0.56m x 3.43m

  • Pair Tapestry Border Panel Fragments

    Pair Tapestry Border Panel Fragments


    From the workshops of François Spiering
    Delft, Northern Netherlands, circa 1600
    Each 1ft 8in width x  4ft 8in height
    0.51m x 1.42m

  • "Les Perroquets Rouges"

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    Pair Tapestry Border Panels
    Southern Netherlands, circa 1700
    1ft 3in width x 7ft 1in height
    0.38m x 2.16m