Detail of tapestry. Woven circa 1520 by Pieter van Aeist, a Flemish master weaver in Brussels, most likely for the French market where mille-fleur designs were popular.
The Antechamber: Osterley Park House. First room of the State Apartment designed by Robert Adam for Robert Child. Horace Walpole thought this room ‘the most superb and beautiful that can be imagined’. The set of Boucher medallion tapestries, ‘Tentures de Boucher’, was ordered from Jacques Neilson. crimson and claret design is full of animals, musical instruments and flowers. 8 armchairs and the sofa upholstered in similar tapestry design originally created for Madame de Pompadour in 1751-3.