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A white linen apron

18th century

Object Place: United States


92.3 x 145 cm (36 5/16 x 57 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain-weave with linen embroidery and cotton binding tape

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A white linen apron, long, made of two widths of material, with three edges buttonholed and hemstitched in slight scallops, upper edge gathered with V in center front, variety of stylized floral sprays of small-scale with a larger spray in each of two lower corners, embroidered with white linen thread in a variety of stitches and drawn work; a number of small holes, many of them carefully darned.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend