Napkin

Irish (for the American market)
about 1818–26
Manufactured by J. W. W. & J. Coulson (Lisburn, Ireland)


Dimensions

Length and Width: 90.2 x 77.5 cm (35 1/2 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.620

Medium or Technique

Linen damask

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Beige napkin with a field sprigged with shamrocks with an image of the Great Seal of the United States, with 20 stars. Around its head are 20 stars, with flowers above. The motifs in the wide border are oak branches with leaves and acorns. The lower border has a checked pattern and the inscription “IWWI Coulson Manufactes Lisburn Ireland.” Marked in ink, upper left corner: “F(?) S Dabney - 56”

Provenance

Inherited from donor's father, Francis Lewis Dabney; passed down through generations of Dabney family who were U.S Consuls in the Azores (1806-1892); Gift to the MFA December 14, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Sally Dabney Parker