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Parasol

Department Store:
Stern Brothers (American, founded New York, 1867)
Date:
ca. 1870
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, wood, metal
Dimensions:
25 5/8 in. (65.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Lillian E. Glenn Peirce in memory of Mrs. Luther G. Tillotson, 1944
Accession Number:
2009.300.2351
Not on view
This parasol is an early product produced by Stern Brothers which was established in 1867. The placement of the ruffles is very coquettish and shows a French influence, which the company, among others, undoubtedly popularized in New York.
Marking: Stamped on shank: "Stern Bros."
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