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Masonic Apron
ca. 1800
Maker not marked
USA or France
silk on silk, sequins, bullion
overall: 14 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 1/8 in.; 36.83 x 40.005 x .3175 cm
Gift of Horace Chase Lodge No. 72, F. & A.M., Penacook, New Hampshire

Masonic Apron with rounded body and triangular false flap; central design of temple with blue cut glass; columns topped with fronds; vines, sun, moon, stars, square and compasses; gold-bullion fringe; "G" within five pointed star on flap; apron heavily sequined. Green leafy trees embroidered on body between columns and temple. One blue silk ribbon tie.