Embroidered apron

late 17th century

Object Place: French


109 x 146 cm (42 15/16 x 57 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta with silk embroidery. Linen pockets and bib lining.

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Large, yellow silk taffeta, with attached bib and two slit pockets. Bib lining and pockets constructed from a light neutral yellow linen. Large-scale floral sprays form borders and separate motifs on skirt of apron; small-scale sprays on bib of apron. Design worked with brilliant polychrome silks in satin, stem, and couching stitches. Edges of skirt trimmed with gathered and scalloped ruffle of yellow taffeta; bib and pocket slits trimmmed with bands of gathered yellow taffeta.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection