Rectangular napkin

European
1775–1825


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

76.7 x 67.5 cm (30 3/16 x 26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.182

Medium or Technique

Linen damask and cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Natural colored linen warp and weft. Central field shows indistinct pattern of winged figures carrying caduceus-like staffs and flying above the town. Below, groups of sailing ships, borders along sides only; each shows undulating flowering vine. Hemmed at each end. Selvedges complete. Yarns very much worn; linen browned; a number of holes.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend