Not currently on display at the V&A

Table Runner

ca. 1850-1875 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Table runner of linen damask. The runner has a neat border of scrolling foliage contained on the outer side by a fillet of leaf ornament. The field is scattered with small sprays of flowers and grapes, and within the centre is a larger group of flowers. Twice to either side of this is repeated in the length of the runner a crest of a parrot with a shield of arms in its beak, and the motto 'LABORE INDUSTRIA'.

One corner of the runner has 'W / IC' embroidered in red cross-stitch. Woven into each end is the inscription 'ROYAL MANUFACTORY ARDOYNE'.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Linen damask
Brief description
Table runner of linen damask, woven by the Royal Manufactory Ardoyne, Ireland, ca. 1850-1875
Physical description
Table runner of linen damask. The runner has a neat border of scrolling foliage contained on the outer side by a fillet of leaf ornament. The field is scattered with small sprays of flowers and grapes, and within the centre is a larger group of flowers. Twice to either side of this is repeated in the length of the runner a crest of a parrot with a shield of arms in its beak, and the motto 'LABORE INDUSTRIA'.

One corner of the runner has 'W / IC' embroidered in red cross-stitch. Woven into each end is the inscription 'ROYAL MANUFACTORY ARDOYNE'.
Dimensions
  • Length: 197in
  • Width: 26.5in
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'LABORE INDUSTRIA' (Motto on the crest)
  • 'W / IC' (Embroidered in red cross-stitch on one corner)
  • 'ROYAL MANUFACTORY ARDOYNE' (Inscription woven into each end)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Sheila White
Collection
Accession number
T.116-1968

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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