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Parasol

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Small parasol of black Chantilly lace with design of sprays of roses with deep border of pendant, daisy-like blossoms below double ribbon, lined with light gray taffeta, faced with white silk, carved ivory handle and tip square, pierced to resemble motives from Near Eastern architecture.

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1940

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alice Foster Peirce, in memory of her mother, Mrs. Foster Peirce

French (Chantilly), mid-19th century

Object Place

Chantilly, France

Dimensions

Overall: 57.5cm (22 5/8in.)

Accession Number

40.788

Medium or Technique

Silk bobbin lace with plain weave (taffeta) lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes