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1939

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2018

2021

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Tablecloth, American Antiques

This is a Tablecloth. It was designed by Marguerita Mergentime. It is dated 1939. Its medium is linen. It is a part of the department.

Mergentime’s fascination with Americana is seen in this tablecloth dotted with collectibles, such as a Windsor-like chair, grandfather clock, spinning wheel, and a “God Bless our Home” plaque. As with several of her tablecloths, Mergentime liked to test dinner guests’ knowledge on a variety of subjects including the antiques on this textile.

It is credited Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles B. Mergentime 43.70.19.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 134.3 × 135.6 cm (52 7/8 × 53 3/8 in.)

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