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Tablecloth

A damask linen tablecloth. According to tradition this table cloth was used at the meetings of the "Sons of Liberty" held in the garrett of the Boston house of Colonel Thomas Dawes, (Colonel Dawes), born in boston 1751, died in Boston 1809, was an ancestor of the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Eliot Tuckerman

probably Flemish, used in America, 18th century

Object Place

England

Accession Number

49.390

Medium or Technique

Linen; damask

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles