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Antique Mid Victorian Black Chantilly Lace Bone & Bamboo Parasol Umbrella 1860 For Sale
For Your Consideration
An Antique Mid-Victorian Black Chantilly Lace and Bamboo/Cane Long Handled Parasol dating to the 1860s
No respectable Victorian lady would have left the house without carrying a fashionable parasol (see the fashion prints at the end of the photos). This parasol has a long bamboo/cane handle and black machine-made Chantilly lace cover with dark rose pink cotton lining. The handle does not fold - so this is not a carriage example, but a long handled example. The long ferrule is essentially the extended handle. It has a small round ox bone tip. The small tips on the brass frame are also made of turned ox bone. The cover is entirely hand sewn. The lace shows the usual sprays of flowers and there is a black Chantilly flounce attached to the edge. The internal workings are made of black painted brass. I suspect that the frame and handle are older than the cover. Normally, cane handles were fashionable in the first half of 19th century. I have had very early 19th century frames and handles that were re-used in the 1850s, so it is not that unusual. And it also makes perfect sense that Victorian ladies also updated the parasol covers to follow the current fashion and to match them to their dresses. The parasol measures 29" long and ca. 22" wide when fully open. The parasol is in very good condition, but the lace has some tears (see photos). The lining, frame, handle and ferule are in great condition, but the curved end of the handle has 3 hairline cracks which are not a problem, they are just a cosmetic imperfection (see photos).
The parasol will be shipped in a strong poster roll. Packaging and postage WITH INSURANCE AND TRACKING to the UK via Airmail will cost £10.50, within Europe via Airmail £10.50 (ca. 12.10 Euro), overseas via Airmail £13.30 (ca. US$20.50). I will gladly combine items for shipping (but I require payment before items can be held back for combined shipping). I always refund excess shipping costs.
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