America – A Brussels tapestry from the series of The Continents,

woven in the workshop of Jan Frans van der Borght, circa 1740s. Signed with workshop and Brussels initials. This tapestry series consisted of five panels, including Europe, Africa, Asia, America and a panel illustrating the four Continents together (Australia had, although the Dutch landed in 1616 and the British in 1688, not really been explored until after James Cook’s voyage in 1770) .It is believed that there were nine sets made, but the only one to survive complete is in the Austrian State Collection at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Other panels are at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, The Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and at Nostrell Priory, West Yorkshire, which was decorated by Robert Adam. The present tapestry is exceptionally rare as it is the only small version we have encountered and unlike the other example, is fully signed. Also in our collection is a larger version which once belonged to Henri de Rothschild, Chateau de la Muette in Paris.

Available Works

 Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom (1837-1941)
Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom (1837-1941)
Ursula
Guillaume Werniers (active 1700-1738).
Guillaume Werniers (active 1700-1738).
Game of Nine Pins
An Axminister carpet, English
An Axminister carpet, English
An Oushak carpet, Turkey
An Oushak carpet, Turkey
Yves Millecamps
Yves Millecamps
Diaphone II
Pontremoli
Pontremoli
A Pontremoli needlework carpet, English
Edward Benlian
Edward Benlian
A Polonaise Tabriz carpet
A fine and exceptional  Aubusson carpet, French
A fine and exceptional Aubusson carpet, French
Charles Francis Annsley Voysey
Charles Francis Annsley Voysey
The Rose
A French needlework carpet
A French needlework carpet
The Banishment of Hagar and Ishmael
The Banishment of Hagar and Ishmael
An Agra carpet, India
An Agra carpet, India
William Bradshaw and Tobias Stranover
William Bradshaw and Tobias Stranover
The End of the Hunt
A Gerus Bidjar carpet, Persia
A Gerus Bidjar carpet, Persia
A  Polonaise Tabriz carpet, Persia
A Polonaise Tabriz carpet, Persia
Marion Dorn
Marion Dorn
A rare Art Deco/Modernist Movement runner, English
A Charles X Aubusson carpet, France
A Charles X Aubusson carpet, France
An Oushak carpet, Turkey
An Oushak carpet, Turkey
Strage
Strage
Kanholmen
A rare Dun Emer Arts & Crafts carpet, Ireland
A rare Dun Emer Arts & Crafts carpet, Ireland

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