Wool, linen, silk
overall a: 7 1/4 x 6 x 1/8 in. ( 18.4 x 15.2 x 0.3 cm ) overall b: 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 18.4 x 14 x 0.3 cm )
Two diamond-shaped Berlin woolwork table mats on linen ground, "a", unlined, shows a wreath of roses with a flower pattern at each corner, and a geometric border on all sides, "b", lined with silk on reverse, shows an abstract floral design, with an abstract inner border surrounded by a geometric border on all sides, both designs are set against a yellow background.
These table mats belonged to Jennet Lenox Maitland Belknap (1798-1870),who married the distinguished New York attorney, Aaron Betts Belknap (1816-1880) in 1823.
Gift of Mrs. Deas Murphy, 1944
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