Napkin

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-8854

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)
Classical
floral patterns
patriotism
Linen
Damask
Jacquard
Floral
Patriotism
Classical
Classical Figure
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 1920.430

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England; France

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

32.5 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.418

Places

Possibly
Possibly