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Servant's apron

Description

Discolored white 2/1 plain weave; starched; constructed of three pieces stitched together at center front waist; waistband cut from fabric on bias and folded similar to a tie with pointed ends; folds overlap in front and one held with four small buttons and thread loops; lined with starched buckram; Second piece is rectangular in shape and centered vertically behind waistband; Third piece is a large rectangle folded lenghtwise and attached horizontally at center along fold, then ends are folded forward at a 45 degree angle so tails hang down from back, edges turned back and stitched.

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
buckram
linen (material)
stitching
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
2/1 Weave
Apron
aprons (protective wear)
buckram
Buckram
Domestic Uniform
domestics
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
Servitude
stitching
uniforms
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5398
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
12987
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