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Napkin

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
largest: 33 x 33 in. ( 83.8 x 83.8 cm )
Description: 
Whie linen damask napkin, from a set of twenty-two roughly square, of varying size, each with figurative motif in circular medallion at center and figures in rondels at each corner; initial "L" embroidered in white near edge of central medallion.
Object Number: 
INV.14593g
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
59635
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Napkin

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
largest: 33 x 33 in. ( 83.8 x 83.8 cm )
Description: 
Whie linen damask napkin, from a set of twenty-two roughly square, of varying size, each with figurative motif in circular medallion at center and figures in rondels at each corner; initial "L" embroidered in white near edge of central medallion.
Object Number: 
INV.14593f
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
59634
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Napkin

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
largest: 33 x 33 in. ( 83.8 x 83.8 cm )
Description: 
Whie linen damask napkin, from a set of twenty-two roughly square, of varying size, each with figurative motif in circular medallion at center and figures in rondels at each corner; initial "L" embroidered in white near edge of central medallion.
Object Number: 
INV.14593e
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
59633
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Napkin

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
largest: 33 x 33 in. ( 83.8 x 83.8 cm )
Description: 
Whie linen damask napkin, from a set of twenty-two roughly square, of varying size, each with figurative motif in circular medallion at center and figures in rondels at each corner; initial "L" embroidered in white near edge of central medallion.
Object Number: 
INV.14593d
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
59632
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Napkin

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
largest: 33 x 33 in. ( 83.8 x 83.8 cm )
Description: 
Whie linen damask napkin, from a set of twenty-two roughly square, of varying size, each with figurative motif in circular medallion at center and figures in rondels at each corner; initial "L" embroidered in white near edge of central medallion.
Object Number: 
INV.14593c
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
59631
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Napkin

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
largest: 33 x 33 in. ( 83.8 x 83.8 cm )
Description: 
Whie linen damask napkin, from a set of twenty-two roughly square, of varying size, each with figurative motif in circular medallion at center and figures in rondels at each corner; initial "L" embroidered in white near edge of central medallion.
Object Number: 
INV.14593b
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
59630
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Napkin

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
largest: 33 x 33 in. ( 83.8 x 83.8 cm )
Description: 
Whie linen damask napkin, from a set of twenty-two roughly square, of varying size, each with figurative motif in circular medallion at center and figures in rondels at each corner; initial "L" embroidered in white near edge of central medallion.
Object Number: 
INV.14593a
Date Begin: 
1850
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
59629
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cocktail or hostess apron

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1950-1960
Medium: 
Organdy, lace, felt, and rhinestone
Description: 
Peach-colored organdy cocktail half-apron with pocket decorated with appliqued, rhinestone-studded poodle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Melvin Jacobson
Object Number: 
2006.6
Gallery Label: 
Highly ornamented lace-trimmed half-aprons, either homemade or store-bought, were common engagement, housewarming, and holiday gifts during the 1950s. Cocktail aprons of this sort were worn while entertaining at home, both to protect one's dress and as a decorative accessory. This apron remained in the possession of Brooklyn resident Beatrice Jacobson until her death at age 82 in 2005. Never worn, the apron is representative of 1950s American fashion.
Date Begin: 
1950
Date End: 
1960
eMuseum Object ID: 
59536
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coverlet

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 84 x 70 in. (213.4 x 177.8 cm)
Description: 
Woven wool and cotton blue and white two-piece double cloth Jacquard coverlet; floral motifs surrounding central medallion; arms of New York woven in each of the four corners: the figures of Liberty holding a staff topped with a Phrygian cap, and Justice wearing a blindfold and holding a sword and scales flanking a shield topped by an eagle on a globe; the figures stand atop a banner with the state motto 'Excelsior.' Weaver's name and town woven in corners.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2005.9
Marks: 
woven in corners: "J. CUNNINGHAM / WEAVER / NEW HARTFORD"
Gallery Label: 
Woven wool and cotton coverlets were popular bedcoverings in 19th-century American homes. Early coverlets were typically woven at home by women, but by the late 1820s professional weavers were turning out coverlets in rural communities throughout the East Coast and Midwestern states. New York weavers, typically trained in England or Scotland, produced some of the most sophisticated figural coverlets in the United States. The intricate patterns of "fancy" coverlets were made possible by the 1804 invention of the Jacquard mechanism in France, in use in America by the mid-1820s. Attached to the top of the loom frame, the Jacquard mechanism uses a system of punched cards and hooks that direct the loom to raise or lower individual warp threads. A precursor to the computer, the Jacquard loom represented a major technological advance as well as a catalyst for design innovation. The weaver of this coverlet, James Cunningham, was born in Scotland in 1793 and came to New Hartford, Oneida County, after 1820, where he had a shop behind his house on Oxford Road. He is best known for his patriotic coverlets depicting Washington on horseback in the corners and eagles with outspread wings around the borders. Cunningham's dated coverlets were made between 1834 and 1848.
Provenance: 
Diane Thomas Nash; her mother, Edith Marie Ramsey Thomas; her husband's aunt, Bertha Tuttle Porter (1885-1968); her husband, William F. Porter (ca. 1860-1944). William's mother, Angie, born in 1812, may have been the coverlet's original owner.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
59449
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Napkin

Classification: 
Medium: 
Linen
Description: 
White jacquard-woven linen damask napkin from the dining room of the Fifth Avenue Hotel; central medallion with woven inscription FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL; bottom edge with woven inscription BROWN'S INSIGNIA DAMASK.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin
Object Number: 
2005.10.2
Marks: 
woven inscriptions: "FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL" and "BROWN'S INSIGNIA DAMASK"
Gallery Label: 
This damask napkin was used in the dining room of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, which was located on Fifth Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets, opposite Madison Square. Opened in 1858, the elegant six-story hotel enjoyed a reputation for luxurious accommodations and was the first hotel in the city with elevators. It could accommodate 800 guests, and a staff of 400 provided some of the best service in the city. The hotel once served as the headquarters of the State Republican Party. A corridor off the hotel lobby, where Republican boss Thomas C. Platt met petitioners seeking favors, became known as the "amen corner." By the turn of the century fashionable neighborhoods had moved north, and in 1908 the Fifth Avenue Hotel was closed and demolished. The napkin is a reminder of the luxury of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, which is represented in the museum collection by a lone Civil War-era token issued by the hotel.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
59360
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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