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  • Place of origin:

    Ireland (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800-1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen damask and embroidered

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Oriel Palmer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Napkin of linen damask. Woven with one large and two smaller urns with flowers in the centre standing on a pedestal. Border of delicate floral decoration. In the top left hand corner are embroidered 'T.P. 14 1820'. Damask based on a satin of 8.

Place of Origin

Ireland (probably, made)


ca. 1800-1820 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Linen damask and embroidered

Marks and inscriptions

'T.P. 14 1820'
Embroidered in the top left hand corner, and indicates that it belonged to Thomas Palmer.


Height: 33.5 in, Height: 85 cm, Width: 30.75 in, Width: 78 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1983/232.

Thomas Palmer married Elizabeth Schee in 1822 (see T.46 to 49-1986).
The napkin is part of a collection from the Palmer family whose family tree is given on T.46-1986.

Family Tree:
Thomas Palmer (1702-1766) married Elizabeth;
George Palmer married Sarah Oriel;
Their Four children: Thomas, Philip, Felix, George (d.1814). Thomas married Elizabeth Schee (1822) and he was said by his descendants to have lived at 1 St. Martin's Lane and to have been a glass-maker. He has a country house at Hendon where he was buried at St. Mary's Church. His crest was a greyhound after which a local pub was named. (From the T.46-1986 register)

Descriptive line

Napkin of linen damask, probably made in Ireland, ca. 1800-1820.




Damask; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Floral; Urns; Flowers


Textiles; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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