Parasol & Box

Date

ca. 1865

GUSN

GUSN-1373

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

Descriptive Terms

parasols
boxes (containers)
accessories
carving (processes)
Chantilly lace
ivory (tooth component)
lace (needlework)
leather
metal
satin
silk (textile)
taffeta
putti (motifs)
floral patterns
Women's personal gear
Silk
Leather
Lace
Vegetable Ivory
Taffeta
Unidentified Metal
Carved
Chantilly
Floral
Cherub
Satin
PARASOL & BOX

Inscription

B: Stamped in gold on inside lid of box: ""UNION SQUARE / TIFFANY & CO / NEW YORK"".

Additional Identification Number

1991.76A,B

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

In memory of Nancy Morrison Allis.

Accession Number

1991.76AB

Places

New York state (United States)