Rectangular napkin

European
1775–1825


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

105.6 x 79.5 cm (41 9/16 x 31 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.180

Medium or Technique

Linen damask and linen embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Natural colored linen warp and weft. Central field shows lozenge lattice work formed of slender pointed leaves. In center of each lozenge a floral sprig. Wide border on four sides shows interlaced, undulating ribbon and floral vine. Initials R F in blue silk cross stitch in upper left corner. Hemmed at each end. Selvedges complete. Linen browned, particularly along folds. Four small holes in upper right corner, darned.

Provenance

New England source.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend