Table Cover

late 16th century

Object Place: possibly Wismar or Wolfenbuttel, Germany


202 x 197 cm (79 1/2 x 77 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (linen warp; wool and silk wefts)

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Tapestry woven table cover with all-over field of fruits and flowers and central wreath containing arms of Austrian branch of Moser family. Red ground border with strapwork, birds, animals and figures in each corner. Top and bottom borders have cartouches in center with scene of men carrying grapes. Good condition; repairs throughout, especially in area of arms.


1971, Ronald A. Lee, London; 1971, sold by Lee to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1971)

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund