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Parasol

Description

Iridescent brown taffeta, ruffled, edged with dyed brown grass(?) fringe; ivory stick & ferrule with knobbed ends; telescoping metal shaft; cream silk lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1875
Inscriptions
Engraved on brass collar on shaft: ""EXCELSIOR/A.G. DAVIS/PATENTED/AUG.31.1858""
Material
brass (alloy)
grass (plant material)
ivory (tooth component)
metal
silk (textile)
taffeta
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Brass
brass (alloy)
Grass
grass (plant material)
ivory (tooth component)
metal
PARASOL
parasols
Silk
silk (textile)
taffeta
Taffeta
Unidentified Metal
Vegetable Ivory
Women's personal gear
Accession Number
1929.186
GUSN
32566

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