Pillow Sham

Description
This pillow sham is part of a set that includes TE*T14468A, the Augusta Virginia Banner Panel. The top of the pillow sham has sprigs of flowers in Brussels Duchesse bobbin lace with Alençon style needle lace ground and a strip of Venetian style needle lace. The center is backed with fine, plain weave linen fabric divided into two panels to allow for the insertion of a pillow. It is closed with five buttons and buttonholes and edged with an insertion of Point de Paris bobbin lace. All lace and sewing was done by hand by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
made during
1915-1919
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
Physical Description
cotton (front material)
linen (back material)
bobbin lace, Point de Paris (insertion on back production method/technique)
bobbin lace, Brussels Duchesse (overall production method/technique)
needle lace, Alençon style (overall ground production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 44 in x 33 in; 111.76 cm x 83.82 cm
ID Number
TE*T14468B
catalog number
T14468B
accession number
276575
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Lewis Einstein and her sister Vicomtesse de Beughem
subject
Cotton
Lace
European History
Linen
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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