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Rectangular napkin

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Natural colored linen warp and weft. Central field shows indistinct pattern of winged figures carrying caduceus-like staffs and flying above the town. Below, groups of sailing ships, borders along sides only; each shows undulating flowering vine. Hemmed at each end. Selvedges complete. Yarns...

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Provenance

Believed to have belonged to Moses and Frances Barnard (married c. 1796), of Nantucket.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

European, 1775–1825

Object Place

Europe

Dimensions

76.7 x 67.5 cm (30 3/16 x 26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.182

Medium or Technique

Linen damask and cotton embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles