Subject:Re: Could someone help me identify the artist and artwork
Posted By: Gman Wed, Jul 08, 2020
All you can do is search for similar works, somewhat of a needle in a haystack I'm afraid.
Whoever made this, likely made other similar works, with similar modes of dress, similar architectural and decorative objects in the background, it is a signature of sorts.
Having added India and Hong Kong to the story, it is possible that it was manufactured in one of those countries.
We used to import French furniture from Argentina, some of it was made in France, some of it was reproduced in Argentina. We had French tapestries which we could be fairly certain came from France, and we had tapestries which clearly were made in the French style in Argentina (marked Industria Argentina).
Chinoiserie is "the imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, and architecture, especially in the 18th century".
Derived from the French word for Chinese (Chinois) it was by no means strictly a French style, so again, search with the information you have (India, Hong Kong) and you may stumble on a similar work, along with a great many dissimilar works.
In other words you will see how your tapestry differs from others you will find, so continue looking for works which have similarities, it should be obvious when you find it.
You could also do a search for Chinoiserie tapestries, see which auction houses come up, and contact them for an appraisal.
URL Title :Chinoiserie at Wikipedia