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.


  • Work on this object began.



  • You found it!

Tablecloth, American Antiques, 1939

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

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.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Tablecloth, American Antiques, 1939 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=19 April 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>