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Table cloth

Table cloth

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)
    Flanders (historical region) (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1708 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen damask

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Kathleen Nightingale

  • Museum number:

    T.401-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Table cloth of linen damask and commemorates the Siege of Lille and the victory of Prince Eugene. The design is repeated three times in the height and six times in the width. Strapworth motifs. The damask is based upon a satin of 8.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)
Flanders (historical region) (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1708 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen damask

Marks and inscriptions

'SISTE SOL IN GIBEON ET LUNA IN VALLE LA ALON / [below the city] RISSEL / 'CITADEL' and 'EUGENIUS'
In a wreath, below with a city and canons firing at it

Dimensions

Height: 86 in, Height: 218.5 cm, Width: 74.5 in, Width: 189.3 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/1844.
The strapwork motifs it contains seem to date from the first quarter of the 17th century.

Historical context note

Same main design as T.21-1924 and T.340-1910 but the borders are quite different.

Descriptive line

Table cloth of linen damask, possibly made in Germany or Flanders, ca. 1708.

Production Note

Flemish

Materials

Linen

Techniques

Damask weave

Subjects depicted

Cities; Strapwork; Canons

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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