CIRCA 1800, RARE AND ORNATE BURANO LACE APRON FRONT







CIRCA 1800, RARE AND ORNATE BURANO LACE APRON FRONT. A very rare item for th collector of early lace. When one calls it a apron.. well it is just a term to describe the shape.I doubt very much the person who could afford a item like this would have been doing their own cooking. It was purely decorative and meant to be worn over a fine dress, sometimes there were matching collars and cuffs. Measuring apprx.almost 39-40" by 34-35" at widest part.The Burano needlelace is quite excellent. A few  repairs done in their time, meaning good workmanship otherwise in very good strong condition. 
Item #AL781