|Object ID #||1972.040.001|
|Title||Embroidered Irish Linen Small Table Cover|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|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.|
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|
|Dimensions||W-77 L-78 cm|