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Apron, white needlework

1740-1775
Origin: England or Europe
L. 32 3/4"; W. 15 5/8" (at waist)
Cotton embroidered with linen, later waist treatment
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1952-68
Apron of fine white cotton embroidered with linen. The embroidered design is worked in white in drawn work, knot stitches, and shadow embroidery in a design of individual flower sprays scattered over the field and a denser border with flowers and lace scrolls and scalloped edges. Later waist treatment is gathered with multiple rows of stitching and fastened to replaced linen waistband.

Construction History:

1. 1740-1775: Initial Construction
2. December 22, 1953: Cleaning, repairing, restoring by Ernest LoNano for Margaret Hunter Shop
Provenance:Collection of Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen.