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Apron

1720-1740 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Woman’s apron of lawn, embroidered with cotton thread in chain, darning and buttonhole satin stitches with buttonhole eyelets and areas of drawn-thread work. It is made of 2 lengths of lawn whipped together at centre front. The apron is worked in a repeated, Chinoiserie-inspired design of pheasants, butterflies, rocky promontories, pagodas and fishermen. It is edged with a 1¾-inch (4.4 cm) wide border of Flemish bobbin lace. The apron is shaped at the waist, shorter at centre front than at the sides, pleated and stitched to linen tape. The ties have been cut off.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, cotton; hand-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn, bobbin lace
Brief Description
Woman's whitework apron, 1720-40, British;lawn embroidered with Chinoiserie design, edged with Flemish bobbin lace
Physical Description
Woman’s apron of lawn, embroidered with cotton thread in chain, darning and buttonhole satin stitches with buttonhole eyelets and areas of drawn-thread work. It is made of 2 lengths of lawn whipped together at centre front. The apron is worked in a repeated, Chinoiserie-inspired design of pheasants, butterflies, rocky promontories, pagodas and fishermen. It is edged with a 1¾-inch (4.4 cm) wide border of Flemish bobbin lace. The apron is shaped at the waist, shorter at centre front than at the sides, pleated and stitched to linen tape. The ties have been cut off.
Dimensions
  • Length: 58.0cm (approx)
  • Width: 98.0cm (approx)
Style
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Given by Mrs Dora Carson
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.9-1952

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record createdSeptember 28, 2007
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