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TABLECLOTH

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Rectangular ecru tablecloth in Belgian or Chinese Venise needle lace in an elaborate floral and scroll design. The pattern of the outer border consists of a broad design of diamond shaped plaquettes interspersed with floral and leaf devices. It has a scalloped edge. The interior border contains large urns of flowering plants and conforming floral devices. At either end is a lozenge shaped oval of flowers. Inside this is another border of lace, within which is an oval. There are more floral designs between the edge and the oval, within the oval is a larger diamond pattern.

Category:
coverings and hangings
Object name:
TABLECLOTH
Made from:
Venetian-style lace
Made in:
Venice, Italy
Date made:
unknown
Size:
142 × 65.5 cm (55 15/16 × 25 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.32
Class:
TEXTILE
Signature marks:
label No. 54. / 4 yds 2 x 3 yds. / as napkins? / AR with tablecloth handwritten in blue ink label 12 ECRU DINNER NAPKINS / GOOD WITH COTH / 4 YDS 2 x 470S # 54 with tablecloth handwritten in black magic marker
Credit line:
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Riggs, 1974