the shade of the box cushion, which is always of some dark colour. When drab greatcoats are used, an apron of the same colour is often seen. This should never be. As far as the rugs for use inside the carriages are concerned, individual fancy may dictate, provided it does not run to knitted worsted or to some gay colour.
Aprons and rugs should ordinarily be folded outside out, as in this way the inside is more certain of being clean when thrown over the knees.