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19 thC Pennsylvania Homespun Check Linen Tablecloth

19th C Pennsylvania Homespun Check Linen Tablecloth
19th C Pennsylvania Homespun Check Linen Tablecloth

Since most early Pennsylvania homespun linen tablecloths (woven specifically for that purpose) were made of white linen yarn and were either plain or pattern woven, any checked or plaid tablecloths are surmised to have been cut down from bed cases in the second half of the 19th C.

This piece is just such a case. It measures 71 inches long by 60 inches wide and has an off-center seam. It is hemmed on three of four sides with two of the hems being treadle-sewn while the remaining hem is hand-sewn. All of this suggests this piece of linen started life as a bed case and was made into a tablecloth later in its lifetime.

It is in excellent condition with a bit of very minor fading in the middle of one of the panels. It looks great on a table or in a stack, or hung from a fireplace crane.

Price: $295

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Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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