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Woven tablecloth: 1841 united we stand...

Object Number: 
1937.1389
Date: 
1841
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 53 3/8 x 50 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 135.6 x 128.3 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
woven: beside image of Washington, at all four corners: "UNITED / WE / STAND / DIVIDED / WE / FALL" woven: beneath image of Washington, at all four corners: "WASHINGTON / J CUNNINGHAM / WEAVER / N HARTFORD / ONEIDA Co N YORK" woven: above border motif
Description: 
Green and golden brown jacquard woven table cloth; the overall design is floral with two large fleur de lis in the center, eagles with shields make the border, and at each corner there is an image of George Washington on horseback, set above an inscription.
Gallery Label: 
This tablecloth was woven by James Cunningham of New Hartford, Oneida County, New York. Cunningham was a native of Scotland who immigrated to New York and raised his family. His son, George, fought in the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group