Whether you call it a parasol, brolly, umbrella, or even a bumbershoot, this vintage beauty is a must have for any collector.
These vintage parasols are beautiful display pieces and are so pretty, it would be hard to justify using them for their intended purpose.
Dating from the 1950's, this gorgeous vintage parasol boasts the most vibrant shades of red and yellow in a dazzling, swirling pattern on a luxurious black background.
The underside is solid red, concealing the stretches underneath; the black top panel overhangs just slightly, contrasting with the underside beautifully.
Both pieces are acetate, the typical fabric used in parasol construction. Acetate was invented in 1904 and used in fabric application in the late 1920's.
The finial, or "ferrule" at the top and shaft are silver-colored and show some darkening and wear but remain in excellent structural condition.
When the parasol is fully extended it stays perfectly in place, making it perfect for display or use.
When collapsed, a darling gold-colored metal coil keeps the pleats securely in place; this can be slid on and off.
We love the handle; it's a single piece of gorgeous carved wood. The black lacquer finish makes the detail stand out wonderfully in addition to looking extremely elegant.
There is a small hole on the patterned shade that has been professionally repaired, restoring this gorgeous parasol to its original beauty.
Though it exhibits some minor wear and minor darkening to the hardware, this ultra-chic parasol remains in great vintage condition.
We love vintage parasols and umbrellas for their artistic aesthetic and the romance of the artful detail in these pieces in their era.
Measurements: Shade diameter when fully extended 32" Shaft is 16" to bottom of ferrule which measures 3 ¼" Handle measures 9 ¾" and 3 ½" wide to crook Total length: 31 ¾" Weight: Approx. 1 lb.