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Apron, whitework with bib

ca. 1720
Origin: England
30" x 25"
Linen embroidered with linen; linen bobbin lace
Gift of Mrs. Cora Ginsburg
Acc. No. 1991-526
Apron of fine white linen embroidered with white linen thread, some areas done in drawnwork, trimmed with linen bobbin lace. (All fibers confirmed by microscope analysis). Whitework apron with pocket and bib, has design of flowers and birds in isolated units (not flowing design). Apron put together after embroidering, and lace may be a later addition. Lace used to trim the edges is different than that used for pocket and bib. Pleats and button/loop at waist.