Christening tablecloth (part of a christening outfit made for use in Russia)
Object Place: Paris, France
148 x 148 cm (58 1/4 x 58 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin with pleated ruffles, and linen appliquéd needlework
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Circular christening tablecloth. Hexagonal mesh net with overall appliqued small dots, center medallion and border of leaf fronds, scalloped edge. Net centered on white silk satin encircles by stitched-down pleated ruffle. Used by Prince Constantin Belosselsky-Belozersky in Russia, 1843. (Cf. 48.1239-43).
Gift of Prince Serge Belosselsky-Belozersky