Fragment of an embroidered apron in three part (one fragment)

18th century

Object Place: United States


56.7 x 69 cm (22 5/16 x 27 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic yarn; embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragments of an embroidered apron; (a) cream white taffeta ground embroidered with flowers in several shades of pink, red, violet, and green silk and gold thread, mounds worked with couched gold thread and edged with feathery grasses which are worked with pale green silk, piece irregularly cut and edged with narrow gold galloon; (b and c) uncut pocket designs; taffets in very bad condition, shredded, torn, brittle.

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon Abbott, Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop