Dressing Table Cloth
(Ground) WOA 41; (Ground) HOA 21
Fringe around 3 sides 19″
DESCRIPTION: Cloth ground has the initials “NMC / A 2 D / 1836” cross stitched in gold thread in center. Long fringe around 3 sides.
RELATED OBJECTS: A whitework embroidered coverlet which is in the MESDA Collection (acc.3053) was made by her sister, Emeline Moore Strayhorn (1823-1908) and includes the initials “EMS”. It would date before her 1842 marriage to James Newton Craig (1816-1879).
Another whitework dressing table cover made by Nancy Moore Strayhorn is in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg (acc. 1999-224). It is inscribed “Nancy M. Strayhorn. Born July 31, 1814” and “July 31, 1828).