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Catalog Number 1984.136.016
Description Drawn Work Table Cover, 1840. Off-white rectangular (cotton?) table cover has a 6" x 6.25" cross-like shape at center within a 9.25" x 9.25" square of drawn thread work. The drawn thread work is composed of a grid showing alternating pinwheels and round wheel shapes. Outside of the drawn thread work square is a border of 0.75" wide fabric. Moving outward is a three stripe border of drawn thread work with similar pinwheel and round wheel motifs. The overall width of the stripes is 2.75" with the center stripe 1.25" wide and the thinner outer stripes 0.5" wide. A 0.125" hemstitch border appears approximately 1.5" in from the outer edge. The hemstitch borders cross over each other at the corners.
Object Name Scarf, Table
Collection 3D - Household Accessories
Title Drawn Work Table Cover, 1840
Date 1840
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "1840 - Fine example of Drawn Work - Table Cloth" (written on a loose piece of paper stored with object, label removed due to acidity of paper)
Provenance
Notes Table cover is a "covering for a table when it is not in use for meals, usually consisting of some ornamental fabric." [https://www.wordnik.com/words/table-cover-9/7/2016]
Dimensions H-8.5 W-7.375 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Household Goods
Tables
Subjects Table settings & decorations
Tablecloths
Tables