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Black lace parasol

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Small scale floral spray in oval frame between ribs; scalloped edge; black taffeta lining; folding tortoise shell straight handle with bulb at end; tortoise shell knob on tip; bought in Paris by Eugene Sturtevant for his bride, Mary Clark Sturtevant.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louisa Clark Sturtevant

French, about 1869

Object Place

France

Dimensions

62.7 cm (24 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.240

Medium or Technique

Silk; lace, taffeta

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes