A long rectangular embroidered net apron

second quarter of 19th century

Object Place: United States


80 x 82 cm (31 1/2 x 32 5/16 in.) approximate measurement for flat storage with ties down at sides

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen net with cotton embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A long rectangular embroidered net apron, small-scale double border on three sides with outer line of stylized laurel leaves, inner line of stylized blossom alternating with four rosettes, inner border repeated on waist band and on ties and as outline for two pockets (pockets never attached), across bottom edge a deep inner border of repeated spray of carnations; a number of small holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry I. Bowditch