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Apron c. 1799

  • FL104
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Product Description

One size fit most.

No dress is complete without an apron. While nothing is known about its original owner, it was found by Ms. Joyce White, the retired Director of James K. Polk Homesite in Pineville, North Carolina who purchased it for $5.00 from a Bucks County, Pennsylvania antique store in the late 1970s. It was given to its current owner as a gift.

The apron itself is long and made from one width of fabric. It is pieced with pie-shaped wedges at the top sides to give the apron the curve necessary to fit under the high-waisted fashions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The apron string is a flat, plain woven textile 1/2" wide and frayed at the ends, so actual length cannot be determined. Where the apron string attaches to the apron it is folded over and the apron is finely whip-stitched. The bottom hem is very narrow.

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