Manufactory Savonnerie Manufactory

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This carpet, representing Music, belongs to a series of ninety-three originally intended for (but never used in) the Grande Galerie of the Louvre (then a palace). Instead, individual examples from the series were distributed as diplomatic gifts. Louis XIV sent a version of this design to the Siamese king in 1685.

"Music", Savonnerie Manufactory (Manufactory, established 1626; Manufacture Royale, established 1663), Wool (Ghiordes knot, 90 knots per square in.), French, Paris

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