Folding parasol

Probably European
19th century


Dimensions

68 cm (26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

67.963

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Carved ivory stick and finial. Cover of black bobbin lace, design of flowers radiating from finial, separated from outside border of flowers by a scalloped line. Separate piece of lace with pattern of vertical branches is sewn to edge of cover. Cover lined in 2 layers: black satin directly under the lace, and taffeta of yellow-green warp and pinkish weft covering the fittings on interior. Black silk tassel on handle.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Donald Scott