Table runner

Object Number: 
1942.347a
Date: 
1935-1942
Medium: 
Linen, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 43 x 17 in. ( 0.3 x 109.2 x 43.2 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: around runner: "CHRYSTAL PALACE / BOWLING GREEN 1800 / FRAUNCES TAVERN / 1789 / BROADWAY 1831 / 1800 /1895 / FULTON'S FOLLY 1802 / CITY HALL 1808 / THE HALL 1868 / 1898 / 1840 / WALL STREET 1816"
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular linen table runner (made in China); embroidered in various colors of silk floss in cross stitch; floral design at the center, surrounded by historic New York scenes with their dates; pictured are "CHRYSTAL PALACE", "BOWLING GREEN / 1800", "FRAUNCES TAVERN / 1789", "BROADWAY / 1831", a fire engine dated "1800", a hansome cab dated "1895", "FULTON'S FOLLY / 1802", "CITY HALL / 1808", "THE HALL / 1868", a ship dated "1840", and "WALL STREET / 1840"; bordered with zig zag and floral design.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group