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Table cloth

Table cloth

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alexander Morton & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jacquard woven cotton and wool

  • Museum number:

    T.253-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woven cotton table cloth. Jacquard woven cloth showing a repeating design with border decoration with a woollen fringe.

Woven in shades of blue, yellow, green and white, and the central design shows a small-scale blue and white chequereboard in which is repeated a motif in half drop of two lemons with leaves and stems. The border shows a repeating design of curving stems with two large stylised square roses in yellow and with green leaves. There are outer guard stripes of yellow and white with a blue border edge.

The fringe consists of plain blue wool sewn to the edge and crossed to form a lattice work effect.

The pattern colours are contained in the warp of the fabric, the weft consisting of alternate yellow and blue cottons with a fine black binding warp.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Alexander Morton & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Jacquard woven cotton and wool

Dimensions

Width: 62.5 in, Length: 78 in, Width: 158.9 cm, Width: 198 cm

Descriptive line

Table cloth in Jacquard woven cotton and wool, made by Alexander Morton & Co., Great Britain, ca. 1900

Categories

Textiles; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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