Parasol in Case

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

Date

1820-1850

GUSN

GUSN-8529

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

Descriptive Terms

parasols
accessories
baleen
cherry (wood)
hand sewing
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Umbrella
Parasol
Parasol

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

24 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.742