Wednesday, January 19, 2011

French Son of the Sheik Tapestry

This is a French tapestry that reads Fils Du Cheik. It depicts a scene from Valentino's film, The Son of the Sheik. My guess is the tapestry is dated from the late 20's to early 30's. It depicts a great amount of detail on the tapestry itself, the ruins, Vilma Banky, Jaddan the horse, even Valentino looks realistic. This may have been produced without the consent of the studio, I am unusre.

If any collector out there has anymore information about this item, please leave a comment. These are fairly sought after by collectors, not a common item, most of the ones out there are owned by collectors and Grandmas who stuck them in a drawer!

Update: I spoke with Jim Craig about this, he told me he believes these were produced by a furniture company. That means these are very limited and most likely not mass produced.

8 comments:

  1. Hello i have one of these tapestrys i picked it up at an antique mall in Tulsa Oklahoma. On the back it says registerd with a coded number. What is the value of this item. I am interested in selling
    I can be contacted @
    runswscissors33@gmail.com
    Thank You,
    Stephanie Null

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  2. I have a friend that has this tapestry and it is in excellent shape. Never hung and has always been wrapped up and put away. Could someone tell me what value this is and what he could possibly get for the tapestry should he try to sell it. I can be emailed at marykemp@thefreedomcenter-md.org. Thank you

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  3. I have one as well, in great condition framed. Any idea of vaue? Thanks Joe Marino, marinojoseph@gmail.com

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  4. I guess there are a few out there because I too have one.

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  5. I have one also in good condition. Did anyone ever find out what they're worth? - or even where to go to find out? Gypsy - ahorseisahorse36@gmail.com

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  6. It has been a while since I have seen one of ebay or at auction. The last few I saw for sale which was quite a few years ago, were going between $200 - $600 depending on condition.

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  7. FOR SALE Wall Tapestry , same as above $300.00
    ttagurit24@hotmail.com

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  8. Did anyone get theirs sold? I have one, as well. It is in excellent condition. Says "registered" on the back, but I didn't see a number. Maybe I didn't look that close.

    I can be contacted at mmcwhirt@hotmail.com

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