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Apron, whitework needlework

Origin: England
H. 37"; W. 70"
Sheer cotton with white cotton needlework
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1953-857
Woman's apron of fine white semi-sheer cotton embroidered with floral spray repeat; 3" scalloped border with openwork embroidery that extends around 3 sides. Chain stitch and drawn work embroidery.

Construction History:

1. 1760-1780: Initial construction
2. November 9, 1954: Laundering, restoring, and finishing by Ernest LoNano.
Label:The embroidery is worked with chain stitches and large areas of “drawnwork,” in which the ground fabric is deflected, pulled, and caught with stitches to imitate lace.
Provenance:Ex Coll. James Frere, Bluemantle Bursuivant, College of Heralds. Exhibited Lancaster House, London Museum.