Parasol

Tent parasol

American
1815-1825


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

Dimensions

Overall: 103.5 x 11.4 cm (40 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.) Other (rib): 53.3 cm (21 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.100

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk with silk and cotton fringe cover, whale bone ribs, brass ferrule and tips, steel stretchers, wood stick, pressed horn handle

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Parasol with green cover with knotted fringe, brass ferule, eight whale bone ribs with brass tips, black painted stick hinged at center with engraved brass ring, black handle with names and images of Stephen Decatur and Andrew Jackson

Inscription

Pressed or molded in handle: "DECATER/ JACKSON"

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone