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Cocktail Napkin, Grandma's Patchwork, 1936

This is a Cocktail napkin. It was designed by Marguerita Mergentime. It is dated 1936 and we acquired it in 2019. Its medium is linen. It is a part of the department.

American folk art was particularly popular during the 1930s, and Mergentime was a collector and incorporated various motifs from patchwork quilts, painted chests, stenciled borders, and calligraphic lines into her textiles. This collection was designed exclusively for Lord & Taylor.

This object was donated by Virginia Bayer. It is credited Gift of Mergentime Family Archive.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 13.3 × 18.7 cm (5 1/4 × 7 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Cocktail Napkin, Grandma's Patchwork, 1936; Designed by Marguerita Mergentime; linen; L x W: 13.3 × 18.7 cm (5 1/4 × 7 3/8 in.); Gift of Mergentime Family Archive; 2019-17-4

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