|Object ID #||1959.002.005|
|Title||Art Nouveau Red & Yellow Tablecloth|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|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.|
Manufacturer and origin unknown. The Art Nouveau styling suggests the late 1890s.
Owned and used by Mary Ann "Minnie" Givens (neé 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|
|Dimensions||W-181 L-184 cm|
|Found||Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County|
Givens, Mary Ann
|Function||Late 19th-century tablecloths were sometimes woollen and heavy-looking, with woven detail and fringing like this one.|