"Pair Of Tableaus In Straw Marquetry"Pair of marquetry straw of very good quality representing views of cities (One is located in Madrid, the other is illegible ...)
Both are signed F. Debeer (signatures inlaid) and both are in good condition.
The «passe-partout» are trompe l'oeil, also made in marquetry.
Landscapes: Width 17.5 cm. Height 22.5 cm.
Marquetry: Width 33 cm. Height 26 cm.
Frames: Width 44 cm. Height 37 cm.
Beautiful old frames in blackened wood and mineral glass.
The technique of straw marquetry arrived in Europe at the end of the 17th century from the Far East. Very popular in the eighteenth century and early nineteenth ...
Fragile, it becomes very rare to find in good condition.
These two views show a good mastery and are authentic curiosities.