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TABLECLOTH

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

An off white rectangular tablecloth with cutwork and eyelet embroidery. The border is an eight inch wide filet lace in a scalloped flower design. The insets in the cloth are in coarse Venise needle lace, probably Chinese. The design of the insets are flowers. The cloth has a lace border and is attached to a central piece of linen. The linen is decorated with cutwork and lace insets. Around the outer edge are crosses in cutwork. The crosses are alternated with a circular design. At the corners are lace inserts with a leafy pattern. The center of the cloth has an oval pattern of cutwork with lace inserts at the four sides.

Category:
textiles
Object name:
TABLECLOTH
Made from:
Cotton
Made in:
China
Date made:
20th c.
Size:
294.6 x 248.9 cm (116 x 98 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.35
Class:
Linen
Signature marks:
tag A red bordered tag that reads in blue ink No. 56/3 yds. 8 X 2 yds. 26/a white round sticker is attached to the tag and has typed HWD/45.35/tc/written in pencil beneath the sticker is 45.35 With the item now removed This was probably in the linen book at one time.
Credit line:
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Riggs, 1974