This object is currently on display in room 108 as part of Tablescapes: Designs for Dining. See our image rights statement.

 

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1939

  • Work on this object began.

2018

2019

  • You found it!

Tablecloth, Milky Way, 1939

This is a Tablecloth. It is dated 1939. Its medium is cotton.

This tablecloth came in a variety of colors: sky blue, deep pink, coral, and turquoise with white stars, again showing Mergentime’s love for a vibrant and elegant table.

It is credited Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 135.9 × 184.2 cm (53 1/2 in. × 6 ft. 1/2 in.)

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