High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Valois Tapestries
are a series of eight tapestries depicting festivities or
"magnificences" at the Court of France in the second half of the
16th century. The tapestries were worked in the Spanish
Netherlands, probably in Brussels or Antwerp, shortly after 1580.
Scholars have not firmly established who commissioned the
tapestries or for whom they were intended. It is likely that they
were once owned by Catherine de' Medici, but they are not included
in the inventory of possessions drawn up after her death. She had
probably presented them to her granddaughter Christina of Lorraine,
for her marriage to Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany,
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