This antique, tapestry panel is flat woven in wool with the coat of arms of Hilaire Étienne Octave Rouillé de Boissy, Marquis de Boissy (French, 1798-1866) and the Gamba family for his wife Teresa (Gamba) Guiccioli, Marquise de Boissy (Italian, 1800-73), who were married in 1851. The central coat of arms is flanked by rampant lions, surmounted by a crown and the Latin motto Moderatur et Urget, with ribbon suspended Maltese cross, set against a drapery swag pulled into crown shaped knop held with a gold ring, all against a crimson (cramoisi) ground.
Former property of Deborah Vivien Cavendish, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (English, 1920-2014), Chatsworth House
(Derbyshire, England). Auction: Sotheby's, Chatsworth: The Attic Sale (London, England), October 2010, Lot 682.
Mid 19th century
Width 64 Height 59 inches
Note: holes, wear, losses. Price reflects condition.