Probably English
about 1700

Object Place: Italy


95.5 x 138 cm (37 5/8 x 54 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery and drawn work and bobbin lace trim

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Apron. White muslin, embroidered with white linen and trimmed with narrow bobbin lace; gathered in five places along top and finished with a narrow muslin waistband. In center, a man and woman seated; he holds a heart pierced by an arrow; she holds a bird. Surrounded by scattered birds and floral sprigs. Below, a building and trees in the Chinese taste, flanked by ostriches. A floral vine borders sides and bottom.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Anne B. Freedberg in memory of Miss Katharine B. Child