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Ecclesiastical Table Cover

Ecclesiastical Table Cover

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Description
Ecclesiastical table cover with embroidery and a border of gold bobbin lace. The center has sacred symbols while the borders are of couched gold threads in s-curves, and floral motifs in silk embroidery in various colors. The outside border is gold and silver bobbin lace in late 18th century style.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
embroidery, lace, ecclesiatical
embroidery, lace, ecclesiastical
embroidery, lace, ecclesiastical, table cover
date made
ca 1775-1795
Physical Description
silk (overall center material)
embroidery (overall center production method/technique)
gold, silver (overall border material)
bobbin lace (overall border production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 23 1/2 in x 23 in; x 59.69 cm x 58.42 cm
ID Number
TE.L7650B
accession number
58000
Credit Line
Miss Annie-May Hegeman
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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