White lace parasol

about 1872

Object Place: France


64.5 cm (25 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; lace, satin

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Floral medallion between every two ribs; over-lapping shields over ribs; scalloped edge; lined with white satin and thin sheer white silk under the satin; carved ivory folding handle in interlocking link design. Stained where tassel and cord touch lace.


1872, said to have been purchased in Paris and given as a present to Eleanor Warren (b. 1847 - d. 1942) upon her marriage to Thomas Motley (b. 1847 - d. 1909), Boston; passed by descent within the family; 1947, given by the family of Mrs. Motley, through her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Thomas Motley, Milton, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of the Family of the late Mrs. Thomas Motley