Placemats (set)

Object Number: 
1942.347b-i
Date: 
1935-1942
Medium: 
Linen, silk
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 1/8 x 16 7/8 x 10 3/4 in. ( 0.3 x 42.9 x 27.3 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: one pair: "1800" embroidered: one pair: "1840" embroidered: one pair: 1895" embroidered: one pair: "1898"
Description: 
Set of 8 linen placemats (made in China); each piece is embroidered in various colors of silk floss in cross stitch; each mat depicts an historic New York image and a date, there are 4 different scenes, each depicted on a pair of mats; one pair shows a horse-drawn street car and "1898"; one pair shows a hansome cab and "1895"; one pair shows a ship and "1840"; the last pair shows a fire engine and "1800"; all are bordered with green zig-zag and flowers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group