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Made by: National Association of Belgian Lace-Makers

Currently in storage

About this object

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 mats are rectangular with a with a 2 inch lace border, and in the center is the coat of arms supported by two lions. The central rectangle is of Belgian Venise needle lace with a Belgian coat of arms backed with a grid of buttonholed bars. On the left of the coat of arms is the date 1914 and on the right 1915. The edging is of bobbin lace with a design of flowers and leaves.

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Made in:
Brussels, Belgium
Date made:
30.5 × 38.1 cm (12 × 15 in.)

Detailed information for this item

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Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS; DATE in center: Belgian coat of arms; corners; 1914, 1915 Center of the mat This is done in needle lace. label 30 MATS #3/30 NAPKINS/30 F.B. DOILLIES/2 RUNNERS/BELGIAN COAT OF ARMS Glued to the tissue in which the mats were wrapped, now removed. The label is framed in red and the writing is in black ink. label WASHINGTON/Belgium 45.65 Glued to the tissue in which it was wrapped The label is outlined in red and Washington is typed while Belgium and 45.65 are in pencil.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973