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TABLECLOTH

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

This large white/ecru tablecoth has a border of filet edging and a linen band all around. There is eyelet and white embroidery surrounding round insets. The insets are part filet and part Venise needle lace. At the corner of the cloth is a Venise portrait head of a woman with a high 18th c. headress. The center of the cloth is a long oval with two rows of filet lace. A Venise needle lace inset alternates with smaller insets in the inner row. The outer row is larger with fruits with raised outlines. There is a large inset of a woman in 18th c. full gown and insets of two birds in the corners of the outer row. All of the Venise medallions throughout the cloth are grounded with a square grid of buttonholed bars with picots at the intersections. The outlines are tightly buttonholed.

Category:
coverings and hangings
Object name:
TABLECLOTH
Made from:
Linen
Made in:
Place made unknown
Date made:
unknown
Size:
61 x 152.4 cm (24 x 60 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.37
Class:
TEXTILE
Signature marks:
label No. 101 cloth white / 5 yd x 2 yd / AR with cloth handwritten in blue ink on white paper
Credit line:
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Riggs, 1974