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Tablecloth of jacquard woven silk damask and worsted, Henry Walmsley, Failsworth, 1851

Tablecloth of jacquard woven silk damask and worsted, and commemorating the Great Exhibition of 1851. The Crystal Palace building is in the centre with the side borders of figures and animals representing Asia, Europe, Africa and America. Woven by a power-activated jacquard loom. Woven in red silk and dark blue wool with a blue ground.