Long apron of two widths of white mull

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

96 x 80 cm (37 13/16 x 31 1/2 in.) approximate width for storage with apron fullness in folds

Accession Number

50.812

Medium or Technique

Cotton mull with linen embroidery and drawn work

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Gathered at top with central V, embroidered with white linen thread in back stitch shadow work and great variety of drawn work stitches, all over design of highly decorative blossoms and leaves with curving stems springing from symmetrical blossoms and flower arrangements, deep border design on three sides of ribbon and floral serpentine lines interlacing, irregularly scalloped edge.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Stewart, in memory of her mother, Mrs. Charles Stewart