73700 New Louis XIV French Style Tapestry Inspired by 'La Cueillette des Cerises', Francois Boucher The Cherry Picking 07'04 X 07'05. Drawing inspiration from Francoise Boucher and The Cherry Picking 'La Cueillette des Cerises' (Paris 1703-1770), this Louis XIV style tapestry depicts an idyllic romantic scene in a pastoral setting. A young man gently tosses cherries from a ladder to two young women each trying to catch the cherries in a basket or skirt. A noble pastime enjoyed by the French aristocracy was cherry picking while visiting their country villas. A chateau castle surrounded by trees, dense foliage, and delicate florals creates a well-balanced composition allowing the viewer to absorb the depth of the artist’s work. It is enclosed with an elaborate border containing floral rose bouquets with architectural elements and a strapwork cartouche in each corner. With its commitment to tradition and heart full of whimsy, this French style wall hanging can enliven nearly any opulent period-interior with color and vitality. Well-suited for French, Rococo, Louis XIV, Louis XI, Louis XV, Rococo, Chippendale, Regal, Aubusson, Baroque, Renaissance, Old World, Traditional, European, and Savonnerie inspired interiors with Gobelins or Beauvais style. Whether in a formal setting with elaborate furnishings or in an Ottoman style interior, this French style tapestry takes on a spirited type of energy, some say “a joie de vivre” meaning to experience the joys of living, loving and playing by getting back to nature. Abrash. Hand-woven wool. Square Tapestry. Made in China. Measures: 07'04 x 07'05.