Gobelins, Manufacture nationale des

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Gobelins, Manufacture nationale des State-controlled tapestry factory in Paris, founded c.1440 by Jean Gobelin. The factory converted from a dyeworks to making tapestry in 1601. In 1662 Louis XIV bought the premises to create a royal tapestry and furniture works. It was directed (1663–90) by Charles Le Brun.

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