Antique and Vintage Tapestries and Wall Art Collection
Dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, Matt Camron’s collection of antique and vintage tapestries includes Flemish, French Aubussons, and Gobelins, among other styles. Our team regularly sources and helps clients select these one-of-a-kind collectibles for special spaces.
Tapestries are textiles traditionally mounted on walls. They have been produced for as long as the craft of weaving has existed and are considered antique if woven over 100 years ago. Greeks and Romans, as well as nobles in Egypt and the Near East, enjoyed ornamental tapestries in their dwellings. Weavers created this textile art through needlepoint skills and richly colored dyes. Patrons often commissioned tapestries depicting iconic images like hunting scenes, as well as religious symbols, and treasured them for a lifetime since the pieces are durable and easily transportable. Antique tapestries were made in a range of sizes and styles, typically from materials available to artisans at the time of weaving—usually wool, silk, and linen.
Tapestry wall-hangings were particularly popular during the Victorian age (18th century & 19th century), with antique French, Italian, and Belgianhandwoven tapestries among the most common. Long-considered the epitome of wall art, hung and framed tapestries are still renowned for their ability to create stunning and timeless decor.
Shopping for a tapestry? What to know
As works of artistic expression, tapestries add unexpected, captivating juxtaposition to more contemporary spaces. They also add an interesting textural dimension for a layered, timeless look. Tapestries are sometimes also employed to absorb sound.
To view Matt Camron’s tapestry inventory, visit our showrooms or browse the collection online. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, know that our team is uniquely positioned to locate and acquire rare tapestries upon request. In fact, the Matt Camron team travels all over the world each year to source tapestries, so our inventory is constantly evolving.