Parasol: black & peach w/tassel & carved handle

Parasol: black & peach w/tassel & carved handle
Title
Parasol: black & peach w/tassel & carved handle
Date 
ca. 1855
Medium 
Silk, lace, ivory, metal
Dimensions 
closed: 14 1/2 x 5 in. ( 36.8 x 12.7 cm )
Description 
Parasol with double-ball ivory ferrule, black lace over peach silk shade, collapsible ivory shaft with sliding metal collar, and tapered ivory handle with relief carving.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Isabel M. Smith
Object Number 
1940.108
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this "carriage parasol" belonged to Mrs. Minerva Eagle, wife of Commodore Henry Eagle, U.S.N. It was received with its original box and the card of the maker.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group