Ardoye Orphanage Tablecover


This round linen table cover contains the inscription “1915 ARDOYE - KLOOSTER DER H. KINDERSHEID VAN JESUS – WEESKINDEREN” (1915 Ardoye - Convent of the Holy Childhood of Jesus - Orphans) in the center. Ardoye (Ardooie) is in West Flanders, Belgium, in the area where the German army used poison gas for the first time on the western front in the second battle of Ypres in 1915.

The table cover is centered with bobbin lace. Bruges flower lace as well as tape lace and braided mesh techniques were utilized by the Belgian lace makers, who made this during World War I.

Made During: 1915-1918Part Of Design: 1915

Facilitator: Hoover, HerbertMaker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: BelgiumName Part Of Design: Belgium: Flanders, Ardooie

Web Subject: LaceOrphanagesEuropean HistoryUsed: CottonRelated Event: World War I


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Related Publication: Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages

Credit Line: Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.E383962Catalog Number: E383962Accession Number: 172208

Object Name: lacetable topperwar laceObject Type: lace

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)linen (mat material)bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 28 in; 71.12 cm


Record Id: nmah_623481

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