Umbrella

Parasol

American
late 18th to early 19th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: possibly England

Dimensions

Overall: 102.9 x 15.2 cm (40 1/2 x 6 in.) Other (rib): 75.6 cm (29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.99

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk cover, wood stick, whale bone ribs, brass ferule and tips

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Green silk umbrella, brass ferule with ring, ten whale bone ribs with brass tips, wooden stick with turned handle, “AR” carved in handle.

Inscription

Carved on handle: "AR" (Abigail Robbins [1759-1850], see text entry)

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-grandmother Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone