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Table cloth

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered linen damask

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Joan Kendall

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Linen damask table cloth. With a fully rigged three-masted ship at the left, high as half the cloth. In the distance are two other smaller sailing vessels. A paddle steamer is on the right with a tall chimney giving out smoke and two masts for auxiliary sails. People are seated on deck. Indecipherable letters or figures are embroidered in red in one corner.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1840 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Embroidered linen damask


Length: 66 in, Width: 59 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1990/1282.

Descriptive line

Linen damask table cloth, made in England, ca. 1840


Linen (material)


Damask weaving; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Ships; Paddle; People


Textiles; Embroidery; Household objects; Tableware & cutlery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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