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RUNNER

Made by: National Association of Belgian Lace-makers

Currently in storage


About this object

The runner is composed of a central design of Belgian provinces that are between two end rectangles of Belgian Venise needle lace with a Belgian coat of arms backed with a grid of buttonholed bars. The date 1914 is on the left of the coat of arms and 1915 is on the right. The edging is bobbin lace with a design of flowers and stylized leaves.

Category:
needlework
Object name:
RUNNER
Made from:
Lace
Made in:
Brussels, Belgium
Date made:
1939
Size:
180.3 × 38.1 cm (71 × 15 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.65.1
Class:
LACE
Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS; DATE at ends: Belgian coat of arms, nine others; on left: 1914; on right: 1915 tag #3/30 MATS/30/NAPKINS/30 FB. DOILLIES/2 RUNNERS/BELGIAN COAT OF ARMS Pasted to tissue in which item was wrapped. The tag is bordered with red and the writing is in black ink. tag WASHINGTON/Belgium 45.65 Glued to the tissue on which the item was wrapped. This is a red bordered tag with the lettering typed of Washington. The Belgium and 45.65 is written in pencil.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973