Discover our FÊTES GALANTES printed tablecloth model. Its name refers to a pictorial style invented by Antoine Watteau around 1717 and depicting the country festival, dedicated to the theatre of the senses and love, both bucolic and elegant, typical of the French art of living that was developing at that time. The stylised flower motifs typical of the Persian imagination are enlarged here, worked with thick lines to give it a "block print" or "dominoté" effect, like the decorative papers of the 18th century that were printed on the board. Carnations, roses, lotus petals, pomegranates, berries and branches make up the stylised decoration in the French taste of the 18th century revised and corrected by our 21st century sensibility. The darker, natural and finely guilloche pattern background is used to highlight the soft monochrome plant garlands hemmed in black. The reserve effects in white give relief and life to the patterns that animate the surface of this pure linen tablecloth. A philosophical message printed in ancient characters above the hems of the tablecloth invites us to "Cultivate our Garden". Taken from Voltaire's Candide, a best-seller in the literature of the Enlightenment, this quotation incites us to optimism as well as lucidity. Tablecloth in 100% linen, digital printing. 5cm hem and hooded corner.