Small folding parasol of black bobbin lace

French (Chantilly)
mid-19th century

Object Place: Chantilly, France


58.4 cm (23 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Taffeta, bobbin lace

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Irregularly scalloped border formed by alternating pendent leaf and morning glory, serpentine stems with leaves and berries spring up from morning glory and extend above center of parasol, carved ivory folding handle inshape of dragon with head at base of handle and tail forming tip, center supporting ring for handle missing, lined with white taffeta, and faced with white China silk.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham