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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1815-1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen damask

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs H. B. Gordon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Napkin of linen damask. In the centre, a tree stands on the far bank of a little pond and its edges are delineated by foliage. There are ducks on the pond, and on either side beneath the tree, a bird flies down to feed its young in a nest. Further birds perch in the tree. In each corner of the border is a round basket of fruit. Along the sides are trails of flowers from which hang swags of net and pendants. The inner edging of this border is of Greek key ornament, and the other of classical bead-and-tongue moulding. One point repeat fills the centre of the napkin which is finely woven in a satin of 5.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1815-1825 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Linen damask

Marks and inscriptions

'H.M.B. / 13'
Inked on one corner


Width: 30 in, Length: 33 in

Descriptive line

Napkin of linen damask, Great Britain, ca. 1815-1825


Textiles; Interiors; Tableware & cutlery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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