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Darling 1946 Kate Greenaway Illustration Tablecloth

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What a delight! This tablecloth was issued by Leacock/Leaspun prints in 1946 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Kate Greenaway's birth. This pattern name is "Cornwall" and can be seen on page 40 of Barineau and Henderson's Colorful Tablecloths reference book from Schiffer. (see last photo). The cloth is hand printed in blue pink, green yellow and deep brown on a spun rayon and cotton cloth. The colorway shown in the book has a pink square border while the cloth offered here has a blue square border. I have also seen the cloth on line with a yellow square border so it seems it was released in at least three colorways with variations of the placement of the core colors. The wreath and ribbon design is as charming today as 1946 and as charming then as the 19th century when Kate first created her illustrations. I did launder the cloth and air dry for freshness but it has no stains or tears nor fading and appears to have been used very little. It measure 34" x 37" and is hemmed on two sides.

Darling 1946 Kate Greenaway Illustration Tablecloth

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