Origin: Asia, India (textile); New York (apron)
Cotton, silk marking stitches.
Acc. No. 1964-385
Apron, sheer cotton muslin, in a tabby-weave, patterned with self- color (white) warp and weft cords forming squares; alternate squares centered with tufted pattern. Apron hemmed at bottom and sides; drawstring at waist; embroidered EVR for Elizabeth Van Rensselaer (1771-1798). Apron made of two panels, seamed down center front, each 26 1/2" wide.
1. 1790 Initial Construction
2. Date Unknown- darned repair 9 1/4" from the right front hem.
Provenance:Worn by Elizabeth Van Rennsselaer Elmendorf (1771-1798).