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Tablecloth, Milky Way

This is a Tablecloth. It was designed by Marguerita Mergentime.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It has been able to spend time at the museum on loan from Virginia Bayer.

It is dated 1939. Its medium is cotton. It is a part of the department.

This tablecloth came in a variety of colors: sky blue, deep pink, coral, and turquoise with white stars, again showing Mergentime’s love for a vibrant and elegant table.

It is credited Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 135.9 × 184.2 cm (53 1/2 in. × 6 ft. 1/2 in.)

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