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1936

  • Work on this object began.

2021

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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. 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.

It is credited Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive.

Its dimensions are

L x W (schoolhouse): 14.3 × 21.6 cm (5 5/8 × 8 1/2 in.) L x W (green square patchwork): 14 × 20.3 cm (5 1/2 in. × 8 in.) L x W (red pineapple): 14.6 × 20.3 cm (5 3/4 in. × 8 in.) L x W (green cube patchwork): 13.3 × 18.7 cm (5 1/4 × 7 3/8 in.) L x W (pink cube patchwork): 13.7 × 18.7 cm (5 3/8 × 7 3/8 in.) L x W (brown quatrefoil): 14.3 × 20.3 cm (5 5/8 in. × 8 in.)

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