Tablecloth: 100 Roses

Finnish, used in America
Designed 1962
Designed by Dora Jung (Finnish, 1906–1980)


Object Place: Finland

Dimensions

Height x width: 91 x 59 in. (231.1 x 149.9 cm)

Accession Number

2007.297

Medium or Technique

Linen damask

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Jr.