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Parasol with green cover with knotted fringe, brass ferule, eight whale bone ribs with brass tips, black painted stick hinged at center with engraved brass ring, black handle with names and images of Stephen Decatur and Andrew Jackson


Pressed or molded in handle: "DECATER/ JACKSON"


Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Tent parasol

American, second quarter of the 19th century

Place of Manufacture

possibly England

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 103.5 x 11.4 cm (40 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.) Other (rib): 53.3 cm (21 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk with silk and cotton fringe cover, whale bone ribs, brass ferrule and tips, steel stretchers, wood stick, pressed horn handle


Textiles and Fashion Arts