Rare, unusual and interesting antique costumes and textiles; for museums and collectors looking for that extra special piece, for new and established collectors and for those with a modest budget who want to adorn their person or home.


Long Apron

So nice to have a long apron completely covered with fine embrodery and drawn work.


the fine muslin tambour embroidered throughout with rows of white cotton single and double flower sprigs, each 5 cm high, with twelve different designs, the lower corners with stylsied flowerhead surrounded by tendrils and leaves emerging from a drawnthreadwork rocky mound, the borders with gently scalloping with curving flower stems and cartouche infills, gathered onto a silk ribbon.

Drop 38 1/2 in/ 98 cm drop. Hem width 50in/1.27 cm.


The waistband ribbon has been put on later, but at what date I am not sure. It looks good.

There are some old beautiful darns. Clearly a much loved apron. One in form of a + 2 in/5 cm down. Another close by and much smaller. And another 3 x 1/5 cm. There are also a few holes. The worst is on the right hand side near the corner, 4 x 3 cm. This needs conserving by supporting with a piece of fine muslin. We can do this for you if you wish.   Photos available.