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Object ID # 1972.040.001
Object Name Tablecloth
Title Embroidered Irish Linen Small Table Cover
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Artist Mrs. Frank Kenyon
Made Kenyon, Mrs. Frank
Place of Origin Russia
Description Square, handwoven, and hand-embroidered Victorian white linen table cover was made using Irish flax. It is cross-stiched in turkey red embroidery thread. The outer perimeter is decorated with crocheted lace in small circles. The edging is scalloped.
Provenance The material has been hand-woven, using linen thread made from Irish flax, and the embroidery was hand-done by Englishwoman, Mrs. Frank Kenyon, in the mid-1800s, while she was living with her son and daughter-in-law in Russia. Her son, Francis Lee Kenyon, was working with an English engineering firm. He and others had been sent to Russia to install a machine.

Last owned by Mrs. J. R. Thompson of Kingston, Mrs. Frank Kenyon's great grand-daughter.

What their relationship to Grey County was is unknown. Likely given to the past Owen Sound-Grey County Museum Curator for dressing the Log House.

Collection Textiles, Household Linens Collection
Material Linen/Embroidery Thread/Thread
Dimensions W-77 L-78 cm
Found Ontario
Subjects Ireland