Atelier D'art De Rambouillet Gobelins Tapestry


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Atelier D'art De Rambouillet Gobelins Tapestry

A French 'Editions D'Art de Rambouillet', 'LA PAYE DES MOISSONNEURS' (paying the harvesters). A vintage woven flax tapestry after the early 16th century Flemish original in the Gobelins Museum, Paris. This example is no. 12 out of a limited edition.

The tapestry is one of a series of twelve depicting the months of the year. The scene depicts farmers after the harvest, a woman in the foreground seated under a tree, paying the reapers after their work, within a border of fruiting vines containing portrait medallions.

Atelier de Rambouillet are world renowned for their reproduction of famous antique tapestries. The process for creating the tapestries is very complex and labour intensive with a certain amount of hand finishing, making each one essentially unique. The original design is initially reproduced full size onto cardboard. Separate films for each of the colours of the tapestry are then hand-drawn, the process taking six to nine months. When the drawn films are complete, they are arranged on a frame and coated with gelatin to proceed to the imprinting process which produces any number of screens required to print the various colours on the tapestry. The process is so meticulous it leaves a perfect reproduction of the original piece.

Bearing label to the reverse explaining the history of the tapestry with the signatures of A. Demay and C. Boitard who developed the process. Numbered 12 in red (out of an edition). These tapestries were originally produced in France but in recent years production has moved to Italy.


  • H: 200cm (78.74in)
  • W: 226cm (88.98in)



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With a lifelong passion for the subject, Lisa has worked in the word of art and antiques for over 25 years.  Sixteen of these were spent as a Director of an Auctioneers in London before moving to South West France with her husband Marc Allum to restore a rambling 17th Century Chateau, which they used as base to host art and antique holidays. 
After returning to the UK in 2012, Hand of Glory was born, offering an eclectic mix of antiques, objects and.... in the words of John Tradescant; 'anything strang (sic)'
In addition to running Hand of Glory, Lisa also writes for various magazines.
Clients are welcome to view pieces at the shop opened in November 2019 at 34 Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3HP. Opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Other times by appointment.
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