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Parasol in case

Description

Parasol: Green silk handsewn onto balene ribs. Handle: cherry, handcarved; decorative turnings and inlaid with two rings of ivory. Wire mechanism connects ribs to handle. Lower half of handle detachable with octagonal section ending in finial-type decoration. Case: All contained in linen case. Handsewn and decoratively stamped in dark brown. Case has drawstring closings on both ends. Now wrapped in floral paper wrapper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
baleen
carving (processes)
cherry (wood)
hand sewing
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
linen (material)
silk (textile)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
baleen
Baleen
Carved
carving (processes)
Cherry
cherry (wood)
hand sewing
Inlaid
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
Linen
linen (material)
Machine Sewn
PARASOL
parasols
Silk
silk (textile)
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Vegetable Ivory
Dimensions
24.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.742
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8529

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