This dais, unknown until 2008, seems to be the only medieval vestige of a tapestry surmounting a royal throne.
Unique by its iconography and its primitive, exceptional destination
by its historical interest, this tapestry, classified national treasure, is
one of the masterpieces of the French tapestry. She joined the Louvre
the portrait of Charles VII by Fouquet, in the former residence of the
kings of France, in the heart of this Paris that Charles VII reconvened in
Probably made by Jacob de Littemont, the Master of the glass roof
for Charles VII, the dais on a red background
with a golden sun and a multitude of small suns,
two great angels in flight, dressed in a blue tunic sown with flowers
of lily, and holding a gemmed crown topped with the royal emblem.
Thus, when the king sat on his throne, appeared behind him
two angels who descended from heaven to crown him, affirming
the divine essence of its kingship. The tapestry thus illustrates the legitimacy
royal of Charles VII, the «little king of Bourges», consecrated at Reims on the
Joan of Arc’s injunctions in 1429.
The acquisition of this “national treasure” was made possible by the
Society of Friends of the Louvre as the Minister of Culture and
Communication would like to thank for its action of patronage in favor of
the Louvre Museum and more generally the national heritage.