Table Mat With English Scene

Description
This needle lace table mat commemorates the coronation of King George V in 1911. The four women represent Fortitude, Wisdom, Justice, and Peace, represented by the lance, helmet, sword, and shield. The artist was Bernard Partridge, who published the cartoon in Punch Magazine in 1911. The shields of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales are inserted in the corners of the mat. The center and the shields are made in the Point de Gaze technique. This beautiful needle lace was probably made by Belgian lace makers during World War I in gratitude for British help.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
war lace
lace, war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1918
depicted (sitter)
George V King of the United Kingdom
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
needle lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 17 1/2 in; 55.88 cm x 44.45 cm
place made
België
depicted
United Kingdom: England
United Kingdom: Scotland
British Isles: Ireland
United Kingdom: Wales
ID Number
TE*T13776
catalog number
T13776
accession number
264477
subject
War Laces
World War I
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Cotton
Lace
Needle Lace
Cultures & Communities
Textiles
Lace
War Laces
event
Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary
World War I
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Lace
War Laces
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Philip D. Armour
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