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ca. 1790
Origin: Asia, India (textile); New York (apron)
W. 53"; L. 38 1/2"
Cotton, silk marking stitches.
Museum Purchase
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.

Construction History:
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).