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Apron

1750-1770
Origin: England
Apron: 40" h x 52" w
Linen embroidery on cotton
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2010-92,2
Rectangular apron of semi-sheer white plain-woven cotton, embroidered on sides and bottom with white linen in a border design of cornucopias, baskets, leaves, flowers, and scrolls using chain, satin, buttonhole stitches with drawn and pulled work openwork at the centers. Additional isolated flower springs, leaves and cornucopias, are scattered in center field. Top of apron is unfinished with no waistband or ties. Top has piecing to fill in the original (or intended) pointed-front waist. Matches kerchief 2010-92,1.