A stunning antique in as close to perfect as I have ever seen for a c.1893 silk umbrella! This GORGEOUS parasol is made of a fabulous black silk brocade in near MINT condition without a single spit or issue; and yes, it can be opened all the way. It is very sturdy with a sweet charmeuse ruffle that extends into a lovely lace hanging layer at the bottom (this is the defining factor making this piece a Carriage Parasol.) A very beautiful little child's size version, I doubt this parasol was ever used as the condition indicates that it was kept guarded since it was purchased from a department store in the 1890's. If you create interactive displays for your dollies or just like to have the best accessories for them, this beautiful parasol won't disappoint.
Measurements: 22.5" top to bottom 17" wide silk covering
Condition: Excellent. Just a perfect little find! A bit of wear on the handle, but the silk is just fabulous. Truly a Grade A find!
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