Rectangular napkin

European
1775–1825


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

81.3 x 66.5 cm (32 x 26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.181

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 powder of pointed, serrated leaves. Wide border shows floral vine with pairs of birds. Narrow hem at each end. Selvedges complete, red stamp “Wallace” and initials MFB 6(?) in blue silk cross stitch at one end. Linen browned; a number of brown spots.

Provenance

Believed to have belonged to Moses and Frances Barnard (married c. 1796), of Nantucket.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend