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Description

Rectangular white linen damask cloth; central Romanesque woman holds scepter (?) and wreath. Framed by flowers and C-scrolls; cartouche underneath with title. Cloth framed in entwining thistle vines and flowers, C-scrolls and ribbon. In corners "Wisdom" holds Bible and lamp. "Justice" holds scales and sword. "Clemency" extends olive branch. "Fortitude", a man in Romanesque armor with sword, rests on pillar of "Trade & Navigation".

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Inscriptions
Woven all over: The Goddes of Liberty/Governs her Nations by Wisdon/by Justice/by Clemensy/by Fortitude Trade and Navigation O Lard/Save/the King/Amen/and bless/his Prophet/Amen
Location of origin
England; France
Material
damask
jacquard
linen (material)
weaving
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Classical
Classical Figure
damask
Damask
Floral
floral patterns
jacquard
Jacquard
Linen
linen (material)
NAPKIN
napkins (culinary textile)
patriotism
Patriotism
table linens
weaving
Dimensions
32.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.418
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
8854
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