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Green silk umbrella, brass ferule with ring, ten whale bone ribs with brass tips, wooden stick with turned handle, "AR" carved in handle.

Inscription

Carved on handle: "AR" (Abigail Robbins [1759-1850], see text entry)

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-grandmother Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Parasol

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

possibly England

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 102.9 x 15.2 cm (40 1/2 x 6 in.) Other (rib): 75.6 cm (29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.99

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk cover, wood stick, whale bone ribs, brass ferule and tips

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes