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Object ID # 1959.002.005
Object Name Tablecloth
Title Art Nouveau Red & Yellow Tablecloth
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date c. 1900
Made Unknown maker
Description Red tablecloth on one side and yellow on the other. Art Nouveau design around edge is reversed on other side. Red fringe around entire border.
Provenance Manufacturer and origin unknown. The Art Nouveau styling suggests the late 1890s.

Owned and used by Mary Ann "Minnie" Givens (neƩ McKay, 1871 - 1950) in her farm home at Massie about 1900.

Subsequently owned by their daughter Jean Givens (b. 1899-d.1991), who resided in Owen Sound, Grey County after she married W. G. (Bud) Reid. Her parents are buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Collection Textiles, Household Linens Collection
Material Wool?/Dye
Dimensions W-181 L-184 cm
Found Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Givens, James
Givens, Mary Ann
Function Late 19th-century tablecloths were sometimes woollen and heavy-looking, with woven detail and fringing like this one.