Historical information

This lady's parasol is typical of what a lady would have used in the late 19th century as a fashionable accessory as well as shielding her complexion from the sun. It has no known local provenance.


This very attractive item will be very useful for display

Physical description

This folding parasol has a black wire frame, a white handle with a brass inset and a white knob at the end. There is another knob at the top end of the handle. There is a mechanism for folding and unfolding the parasol on the handle.The undercovering is cream sateen with frilled edges, overlaid with black lace. There is a cream grosgrain bow at the top .