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Umbrella frame: w/carved dog head

Object Number: 
1948.173
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Wood, whalebone, metal
Dimensions: 
closed: 40 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 102.9 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Umbrella frame with metal ferrule, whalebone ribs, and wooden shaft with slightly curved handle carved to resemble a dog's head.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this umbrella once belonged to Cuthbert Ridley of New York, grandfather of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Frederick L. Washbourne
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group