Napkins (2)

Object Number: 
INV.1257.1-2
Date: 
ca. 1816
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
each overall: 25 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. ( 64.8 x 67.3 cm )
Marks: 
Identification: embroidered at top center,"7/ E E" over an arrow in blue thread.
Description: 
Two natural spun and woven linen napkins with a checkerboard pattern and striped border; initials, "7/ E E" over an arrow embroidered in blue thread at top center.
Gallery Label: 
These two napkins were made from flax spun by the donor's grandmother, Elizabeth Evans Reynolds about 1816. They were not woven by her. Elizabeth Evans was born in December of 1789.
Credit Line: 
Gift of C. D. R. Mann, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group