American Eagle and Belgian Lion Table Scarf


Both ends of this table scarf are decorated with the seals of the United States and Belgium. A cornucopia spilling from the US shield to the Belgian shield symbolizes generosity from the American people toward the Belgian people.

The table scarf, with delicate handmade floral designs of Point de Gaze needle lace and mixed Brussels bobbin and needle lace, is appliqu├ęd to machine made net. Belgian lace makers made this during World War I.

Made During: 1914-1919

Facilitator: Hoover, HerbertMaker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Belgium

Web Subject: Lacecoat-of-armsEuropean 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.E383968Catalog Number: E383968Accession Number: 172208

Object Name: lacetable coverwar laceObject Type: lace

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)bobbin lace, needle lace (overall production method/technique)machine made lace net (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 108 in x 32 in; 274.32 cm x 81.28 cm


Record Id: nmah_627513

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