Napkin

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-29109

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

Descriptive Terms

napkins (culinary textile)
table linens
damask
jacquard
weaving
linen (material)
textiles
Classical
floral patterns
patriotism
Linen
Damask
Jacquard
Floral
Patriotism
Classical
Classical Figure
Unidentified Textile
NAPKIN

Inscription

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

Related Items

Title Napkin Accession Number 1920.418

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England; France

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

32 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.430

Places

Possibly
Possibly