Verdure au Chateau tapestry shows a scene of "Royal Residences" the originals of which were made at the Gobelins for King Louis XIV (1638 - 1715). This large tapestry is magnificent in its detail and glorious composition which shows the masterful work of the Gobelins tapestry works that were created in this period of French tapestry production. King Louis XIV was a wonderful proponent of the development of the arts and the craft of tapestry making to propel France into world recognition of its sublime ability to create works of art that had incredible appeal. Here in "Verdure au Chateau" we see a magnificent castle grounds where a drape and violin symbolize the playing of music on a lush balcony of columns decorated by ivy leading the eye onto a scene of the castle grounds to the chateau in the distance including a group of horses and noblemen traversing the path in the woods towards the castle. The Verdure au Chateau tapestry is backed with lining and tunnel for easy hanging. Note: tapestry rod and tassels, where pictured, are not included in the price.