Gobelins

(from the article `Gobelin Family`) ...His descendants seem to have given up dyeing by the end of the 16th century; some of them bought titles of nobility and offices in the financial ... ...embossed in thin metal, as though the pieces were for display rather than use—was characteristic and influential. France, however, undoubtedly...
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Gobelins

French tapestry factory, originally founded as a dyeworks in Paris by Gilles and Jean Gobelin about 1450. The firm began to produce tapestries in the 16th century, and in 1662 the establishment was...
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Gobelins

Gobelins Manufactory was a tapestry manufactory at Paris, established by Colbert in 1667, on the site of a previously existing manufactory which had been set up by Gilles Gobelin, a celebrated dyer in the reign of Francis I. Colbert collected into it the ablest workmen in the divers arts and manufactures connected with house decoration and upholste...
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