Apron and matching bows in three part (one of pair of bows)

Probably American
19th century

Object Place: United States


38.5 cm (15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Embroidered

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Probably American, 19th century apron and two matching bows.
Neutral violet ribbed taffeta, embroidered with polychrome floss silks in satin, stem in knot stitches.
(a): Apron: border of rose and carnation sprigs along sides and bottom, and a row of same along waistband. Pleated under waistband, which fastens behind. Two patch pockets with pleated fronts. A number of brownish or white stains center front. Two later tucks in waistband. (b,c): Two large bows of same materials.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb