"Polychrome Tapestry Manufacture Royale Aubusson"Rare and beautiful polychrome tapestry in wool and silk woven at the Manufacture Royale d'Aubusson in the 18th century. It represents "The picking of apples" after the painter Jean-Baptiste Huet. A young man, standing on a ladder leaning against an apple tree, hands the apples he picks to a young girl who collects them in her apron. At the foot of the tree, a young shepherd plays the flute to a shepherdess seated near him. This tapestry is part of the "pastoral" trend which took place under the reigns of Kings Louis XV and Louis XVI and which is still very popular today. ("The entertainment of the countryside"). Pretty original border simulating a frame. This tapestry had been acquired at the end of the 20th century from one of the most prestigious Parisian galleries which had lightly restored it and cleaned it in accordance with the rules of the art in its workshops before presenting it for sale. The invoice for this tapestry accompanied by its certificate of authenticity will be given to the future purchaser as well as, for information, the purchase invoice from the previous owner, established in Francs and dated about thirty years.