vicfangirlguide: “ A parasol from the made of white lace over black silk with a carved elephant tusk ivory handle. The parasol was a popular accessory throughout the century and was used to protect ladies from the effects of the sun at a.
Bunches of small-scale wild roses, scalloped edge and border bands; lined with white silk; plain ivory handle and tip; monogram MS on handle; bought in Paris by Eugene Sturtevant for his bride, Mary Clark Sturtevant.
Victorian Brussels lace parasol with ivory handle made from handmade Brussels lace and lined with matching cream-colored silk.Floral lace forms a pretty scalloped edge.Shaft and phinial are brass;handle is hand-carved ivory.
Cream colored silk bobbin lace parasol in heavy symetrical design of ornamental leaves, lined with cream colored satin bow tied on plain brown wooden handle, knob of carved ivory with monkey picking fruit at end of handle.
Lovely antique parasol with finely hand carved bone handle with motifs of leaves, topped with finial with original tassel present. The shade is in beige satin with hand embroidered flowers and leaves, interior in silk
French Bone-Handled Silk Parasol for Poupee cm.) having carved bone handle and brass framework that allows the parasol to open and close,the parasol is fitted with original burgundy silk and a wide band of finely woven cotton lace.
French Parasol at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Parasols such as this one were popular accessories in the century, as it was still the fashion for women to have fair skin. The parasols offered a greater degree of protection from the sun than hats did.