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Tablecloth: 100 Roses

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

Object Place: Finland


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen damask

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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

Credit Line

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