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Parasol & Box

Description

Parasol (A) of black Chantilly lace over 2 layers of ivory taffeta with scalloped edges; ivory folding shaft, handle & tip; handle carved with cherubs & flowers; knob at tip carved with flowers; metal hardware; black silk cord & tassel around knob. Box (B) is hinged, covered in dark red leather; padded interior lined with bright blue satin; supports for handle; brass latches turned by knobs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1865
Inscriptions
B: Stamped in gold on inside lid of box: ""UNION SQUARE / TIFFANY & CO / NEW YORK"".
Material
Chantilly lace
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
lace (needlework)
leather
metal
satin
silk (textile)
taffeta
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
boxes (containers)
Carved
carving (processes)
Chantilly
Chantilly lace
Cherub
Floral
floral patterns
ivory (tooth component)
Lace
lace (needlework)
Leather
leather
metal
PARASOL & BOX
parasols
putti (motifs)
satin
Satin
Silk
silk (textile)
Taffeta
taffeta
Unidentified Metal
Vegetable Ivory
Women's personal gear
Accession Number
1991.76AB
Credit Line
In memory of Nancy Morrison Allis.
GUSN
1373

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