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Great Seal of the United States Motif

Great Seal of the United States Motif

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Description
The Great Seal of the United States, often used in American decorative arts, provided the design inspiration for this Mechlin bobbin lace. It was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I and was likely intended to be inserted into a larger item.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
medallion
war lace
lace, war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
depicting shield
United States
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Mechlin (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 6 1/4 in; 20.32 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
TE.T16115E
catalog number
T16115E
accession number
297965
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski
subject
Lace
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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