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Small folding parasol of black bobbin lace

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Irregularly scalloped border formed by alternating pendent leaf and morning glory, serpentine stems with leaves and berries spring up from morning glory and extend above center of parasol, carved ivory folding handle inshape of dragon with head at base of handle and tail forming tip, center...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham

French (Chantilly), mid-19th century

Object Place

Chantilly, France


58.4 cm (23 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Taffeta, bobbin lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts