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Antique WW1 Hand painted Silk Cushion Cover Commemorating Les Halles, Ypres

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Product description

Antique WW1 Silk Cushion Cover Commemorating Les Halles. Cream silk cushion cover edged with lace and blue ribbons with central painting entitled "Ypres Les Halles". Handmade in Belgium probably by local residents, circa 1916. This antique silk souvenir features a hand painted scene of the destruction of Les Halles surrounded by a yellow mimosa flower border, finished with linen bobbin lace. The silk backing has been sewn shut. The measurement is 29" square including the lace and the centre silk is almost 21". The lace shows age and discoloration as well as a few tears in the corners from hanging and some staining, but overall the cover is intact and the main painting is excellent condition for its age.

The Cloth Hall of Ypres, featured on the cushion, is one of the largest civilian Gothic style buildings in Europe. The original building was built between 1200 and 1304. It was completely destroyed during the First World War and then rebuilt. Les Halles were restored Cloth completed in 1967. The architects, including Jules Coomans, opted for a faithful reconstruction of the building from surveys conducted before and during the war. The stones of origin are still visible at the bottom of the halls.

Item details

Condition:
Used: good
Date of creation:
01/01/1900 00:00:00
Style:
Water colour
Subject:
Ypres Les Halles WW1
Type:
WW1 Textile

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Antique WW1 Silk Cushion Cover Commemorating Les Halles. Cream silk cushion cover edged with lace and blue ribbons with central painting entitled "Ypres Les Halles". Handmade in Belgium probably by local residents, circa 1916. This antique silk souvenir features a hand painted scene of the destruction of Les Halles surrounded by a yellow mimosa flower border, finished with linen bobbin lace. The silk backing has been sewn shut. The measurement is 29" square including the lace and the centre silk is almost 21". The lace shows age and discoloration as well as a few tears in the corners from hanging and some staining, but overall the cover is intact and the main painting is excellent condition for its age.

The Cloth Hall of Ypres, featured on the cushion, is one of the largest civilian Gothic style buildings in Europe. The original building was built between 1200 and 1304. It was completely destroyed during the First World War and then rebuilt. Les Halles were restored Cloth completed in 1967. The architects, including Jules Coomans, opted for a faithful reconstruction of the building from surveys conducted before and during the war. The stones of origin are still visible at the bottom of the halls.

Condition:
Used: good
Date of creation:
01/01/1900 00:00:00
Style:
Water colour
Subject:
Ypres Les Halles WW1
Type:
WW1 Textile

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