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Child's apron

Late 18th century

Object Place: Spain


49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; needle weaving, bobbin lace, embroidered, satin stitch, cross-stitch

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Child’s apron, made in two parts of cream-colored linen, joined by needle weaving, and edged with bobbin lace. The bib has an embroidered border of angular floral ornaments worked with pale brown and green silk, and a little blue silk in satin stitch. Two small crosses within the border, on the upper and lower part of the bib are worked with green silk in cross-stitch. The apron is bordered by stylized carnations, and, in the middle of the lower border, a conventionalized floral ornament, embroidered with brilliant yellow, orange, green, and blue silk. Outer zig-zag border worked with pale blue silk against pale pink silk. Stained.

Credit Line

Gift of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union