Servant's apron

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

GUSN

GUSN-12987

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

Descriptive Terms

aprons (protective wear)
linen (material)
buckram
stitching
uniforms
domestics
Women's clothing
Linen
Buckram
Hand Stitched
2/1 Weave
Domestic Uniform
Servitude
Apron

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5398

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