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Apron, reversible silk needlework

1730-1740
Origin: England
OL: 22" OW: 35 1/2"
Silk with reversible silk needlework
Purchased with funds donated by the National Academy of Needlearts
Acc. No. 1991-440
Woman's short apron. Cream silk taffeta embroidered down sides, hem and around slits intended for pockets (not cut) with a 2 to 2 5/8" wide band of undulating floral embroidery, worked in satin and stem stitch with reds shading to pink, blues, lavenders, yellows with green stems and leaves. Original waistband does not survive. Note: embroidery is reversible. Photographed on mannequin with gown dating to around 1745.