Back to search results

TABLECLOTH

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

A round tablecloth made of linen and lace. The border is filet lace with rounded scallops. The inner edge is plain linen. Next is a row of cartouches. The cartouches are oval, with a vertical one alternating with a horizontal one. The vertical ones contain a classical nymph with a cherub. They are made from needle lace. The horizontal ones have an urn with flowers or a seated nymph holding a bord. These are made from filet lace. Connecting the cartouches is elaborate cutwork in a scrolled and floral pattern. The very center is plain and edged with a circle of cutwork.

Object name:
TABLECLOTH
Made from:
Lace -- linen
Made in:
Italy
Date made:
20th c.
Size:
57.9 cm (22 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.61
Class:
TEXTILE
Signature marks:
LABEL on edge: 23
Credit line:
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Riggs, 1974