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Umbrella and Parasol

Description

Combination umbrella and parasol, "en tout cas." Black silk taffeta with ivory handle. Handle carved with trompe l'oeil braid basket weave pattern with Chinese (Japanese?) character. Bamboo stick with brass tip and hardware. Brass points. Closure mechanism: silk covered ring and black button.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1885-1900
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
bamboo (material)
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Assistive Artifacts
Descriptive terms
accessories
Bamboo
bamboo (material)
Basket Weave
basketmaking
Carved
carving (processes)
en-tout-cases
Hand Stitched
ivory (tooth component)
machine-made
Parasol
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Taffeta
taffeta
Tromp L'oeil
trompe-l'oeil
Umbrella
Vegetable Ivory
Women's personal gear
Accession Number
1969.6073
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
12904

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