A Trafalgar commemorative tablecloth.
Believed to be by John William and Walter Coulson, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. White damask cloth, with woven decoration; in the centre, a flowered cartouche with a plan of the action at Trafalgar taken from a contemporary print with all English vessels named and the inscription Trafalgar Oct. 21st 1805. To each corner, depictions of a Phoenix, Foul Anchor, Standards and Cannons with the word VICTORIA above, and a border of entwined oak leaves and acorns. Embroidered in cross stitch at one corner J.W.K.1821 158x106ins. (408x269cm)