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Description

Linen damask tablecloth; simple foliate trail at edge around perimeter; more dense foliate trail border 9 1/2 inches from edge; scrolled arabesque border within trail border; lily border within scrolled border; small foliate trail around center with two lilies in center; in hope chest (acc. no. 1998.6174).

Details

Maker
Johns. Brown & Sons
Date
1890-1920
Inscriptions
[in silver shamrock] "No. 302P/ REGD/ TRADE/ MARK/ U.S. PAT./ OFFICE/ 8/4/X/10/4 / MADE IN IRELAND/ - - - rock" (paper seal)
[in silver quatrefoil with shamrocks and griffin and 5 medals with cities and dates underneath each] "TRADEMARK . . . [repeated 4 times - 1 each corner] . . . LONDON 1851/ PHILADELPHIA 1876/ DUBLIN 1865/ LONDON 1862/ GOLD MEDAL/ PARIS 1867" (paper seal)
"JOHNS. BROWN & SONS/ BELFAST/ 'SHAMROCK'/ TRADEMARK/ REGD./ WARRANTED TO GIVE SATISFACTION IN WEAR" (stamped)
"SMF" (ink)
"30 - / 8/ (?) / PID -- / H --/ [?]" (pencil; at very edge; chopped off)
Associated Building
Original To Field-Hodges House (North Andover, Mass.).
Material
damask
linen (material)
weaving
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
North Andover (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
damask
Dining
floral patterns
Linen
linen (material)
Tablecloth
tablecloths
weaving
Dimensions
89 1/2 x 71 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.6243
Credit Line
Estate of Sarah Moore Field
GUSN
258857

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