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Linen damask tablecloth

Irish (Lisburn), used in America
First half 19th century

Object Place: Lisburn, Ireland


169 x 222.5 cm (66 9/16 x 87 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen; damask, darns

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Linen damask tablecloth; design of eagle with shield hanging from beak, surmounted by stars and clouds, holding arrows and olive branch in claws, scroll draped over arrows with motto: E Pluribus Unum, border of oak boughs, leaves and acorns, IWW and I Coulson Manufrs. Lisbursn, Ire. woven at bottom, upper left hand corner H.S. Howard written in ink, three of corners cut and turned back, some darns.


Said to have been presented to Colonel James Swan; by descent to Mrs. Helen Howard Hudson Whipple; Gift to the MFA September 15, 1955

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Helen Howard Hudson Whipple