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Table Cloth

ca. 1840-1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Table cloth of linen damask. Within in a border of entwining oak and olive boughs is a circle of thick rope with a laurel wreath containing a crown and anchor at each corner and an oak wreath containing a crown at two sides. Inside the rope are bunches of cord and, at the top and bottom are two 'garters' with an inscription, enclosing the English crown. In the centre is the insignia of the Royal Yacht Squadron, a crown and anchor in a laurel wreath with a crown of ships and sails above the sailor supporters, holding the Union Jack and one of Ensigns, standing in front of the lion and the unicorn. Below is the inscription of a motto, the date 1812 and another scroll with an inscription. Outside the border at the top and bottom of the cloth is a further inscription. Satin of 8.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Linen damask
Brief description
Table cloth of linen damask, made by the Royal Manufactory Ardoyne, Ireland, ca. 1840-1850
Physical description
Table cloth of linen damask. Within in a border of entwining oak and olive boughs is a circle of thick rope with a laurel wreath containing a crown and anchor at each corner and an oak wreath containing a crown at two sides. Inside the rope are bunches of cord and, at the top and bottom are two 'garters' with an inscription, enclosing the English crown. In the centre is the insignia of the Royal Yacht Squadron, a crown and anchor in a laurel wreath with a crown of ships and sails above the sailor supporters, holding the Union Jack and one of Ensigns, standing in front of the lion and the unicorn. Below is the inscription of a motto, the date 1812 and another scroll with an inscription. Outside the border at the top and bottom of the cloth is a further inscription. Satin of 8.
Dimensions
  • Length: 90in
  • Width: 73in
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON' (On the two 'garters', enclosing the English crown)
  • 'Dieu et mon droit' and '1812' (Motto and date below the insignia)
  • 'Royal Yacht Squadron' (On a scroll)
  • 'ROYAL MANUFACTORY ARDOYNE / LOBB & KNIGHT SOUTHAMPTON.' (Inscribed outside the border at the top and bottom)
  • Insignia of the Royal Yacht Squadron, a crown and anchor in laurel (In the centre )
Credit line
Given by Mrs M. C. Potts
Collection
Accession number
T.82-1972

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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