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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.
ivory (tooth component)
turning (shaping process)
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
24.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little