Tablecloth: 100 Roses
Finnish, used in America
Designed by Dora Jung (Finnish, 1906–1980)
Object Place: Finland
Height x width: 91 x 59 in. (231.1 x 149.9 cm)
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Rectangular linen damask tablecloth with pattern of blue roses on pale blue ground in the center (colors achieved by mixing blue and beige threads). Tampella mark (“TL” in circle) in the center of each end. Adhesive paper label: Tampella / Made in Finland / Linen Damask Tablecloth / No. 593, blue / 59” x 91” Design commissioned by the Stockmann department store, Helsinki, to celebrate its centenary in 1962.
Imported by Peter Breck Co., 1960s; by inheritance to owner's son; purchased at internet auction, January 2007; Gift to the MFA, March 21, 2007
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Jr.