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1936

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Cocktail Napkin, 100 Years of American Design Collection

This is a Cocktail napkin.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Virginia Bayer as part of Tablescapes: Designs for Dining.

Its medium is linen.

American folk art was particularly popular during the 1930s, and Mergentime was a collector and incorporated various motifs from patchwork quilts, painted chests, stenciled borders, and calligraphic lines into her textiles. This collection was designed exclusively for Lord & Taylor.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining.

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