Umbrella and Parasol

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1885-1900

GUSN

GUSN-12904

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

Descriptive Terms

en-tout-cases
accessories
bamboo (material)
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
stitching
machine-made
silk (textile)
taffeta
bamboo (material)
basketmaking
trompe-l'oeil
Umbrella
Parasol
Women's personal gear
Silk
Taffeta
Bamboo
Vegetable Ivory
Carved
Hand Stitched
Basket Weave
Tromp L'oeil
Parasol

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.6073