Tablecloth

American
Dated 1797


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

81.2 x 137 cm (31 15/16 x 53 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1887

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet painted with pigments

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

According to family tradition painted by Mary Tuell of Westmorland, New Hampshire, in 1797; signed and dated “M.T.B. 1797” on reverse. Polychrome painted design with some details in ink on off-white velvet ground. Condition poor: soiled, ink-caused rotting and some tears

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter B. Binnian