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Parasol

Date:
1850–59
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, metal, wood, ivory
Dimensions:
23 5/8 in. (60 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Dr. Robert G. Thorpe in memory of Nellie Marvin Peet, 1966
Accession Number:
2009.300.3297
Not on view
This parasol is an excellent example of the parasols typical of the 1850s. The canopy echoes the skirt shape and tiered bands of the period. Like the flounces of the period, the fabric was woven à la disposition.
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