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Apron

Apron
Title
Apron
Date 
ca. 1870
Medium 
Silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. ( 74.9 x 74.9 cm )
Description 
Black silk hand-sewn "fig leaf" apron with two small U-shaped pockets; trimmed with black hairpin lace; white and pale green crewelwork floral design on pockets and around the edge of the apron; crewelwork birds in the two lower corners; black silk ribbon ties.
Credit Line 
Gift of Eleanor H. Anderson and W. Whitfield Anderson
Object Number 
1090
Gallery Label 
"Fig leafs" were decorative aprons worn in England in the 1860's and 70's. According to the note from donor, this apron belonged to the family of Rev. S. K. Russell of White Plains, New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group