Umbrella frame: w/carved dog head

Umbrella frame: w/carved dog head
Umbrella frame: w/carved dog head
Title
Umbrella frame: w/carved dog head
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Frederick L. Washbourne
Object Number 
1948.173
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this umbrella once belonged to Cuthbert Ridley of New York, grandfather of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group