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Apron, couched cord and silk needlework

1730-1750
Origin: England
OL: 18 1/2" Width 40" overall width of skirt; gathered into 8 1/2".
Ribbed silk needleworked with silk.
Gift of Mrs. Cora Ginsburg
Acc. No. 1991-505
Woman's decorative apron of white ribbed silk embroidered with bright multicolor silks and couched cord forming large scale scrolling floral motifs covering the surface. The stitching is not worked solidly in all areas, but with fillings of cross hatching, herringbone, seed stitch, eyelets and other decorative fillings, all outlined with white couched cord. The skirt is pleated to narrow tape waistband.