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Made by: National Association of Belgian Lace-Makers

Currently in storage

About this object

A set of table linens including 30 mats, 30 napkins, 30 doilies/coasters and 2 runners. The primary design is the Belgian coat of arms. The runners are rectangular with a lace border and a series of rectangles and triangles running down the center, decorated with different motifs. At each end is the coat of arms. 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 button holed 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.

Object name:
Made from:
Made in:
Brussels, Belgium
Date made:
109.2 × 38.1 cm (43 × 15 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS; DATE at ends: Belgian coat of arms, nine others; on left: 1914; on right: 1915 On the runner. label 30 MATS/30 NAPKINS/30 F.B. DOILIES/2 RUNNERS/BELGIAN COAT OF ARMS Glued to the top of the tissue in which the item was wrapped. The label is bordered in red and the writing is in black ink. label WASHINGTON/Belgium 45.65 Glued to the tissue in which the item was wrapped, now removed. The label is bordered in red and has typed Washington and written in pencil Belgium 45.65
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973