Tablecloth, American Antiques, 1939
Mergentime’s fascination with Americana is seen in this tablecloth dotted with collectibles, such as a Windsor-like chair, grandfather clock, spinning wheel, and a “God Bless our Home” plaque. As with several of her tablecloths, Mergentime liked to test dinner guests’ knowledge on a variety of subjects including the antiques on this textile.
It is credited
Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles B. Mergentime 43.70.19.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 134.3 × 135.6 cm (52 7/8 × 53 3/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining.