Antique Victorian Porcelain Gold Leaf Floral Handle Parasol Umbrella Restored
Let me first start by telling a little of the history of where this beautiful restored Victorian umbrella/ladies parasol came from. I had the immense and unique experience of attending the estate sale of.Longtime well-known and respected collector Mary Ann Goodwin of Germantown, Tennessee. It was a most memorable experience for me.
The extent and expanse of her renowned doll collection and fine antiques is beyond description. I have included a number of collage photographs toward the bottom of this listing. Of just a small part of her vast collection.
(NONE OF THESE DOLLS/UMBRELLAS OR ITEMS IN "SAMPLE" PHOTOS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING). These pictures do not begin to represent what was most evidently Mrs.Goodwin's life's passion. Goodwin had a custom-built 2-story Victorian style (full-sized) house constructed on her acreage. Devoted entirely to her family of thousands of dolls that resided within that house. Not only dolls, but the most amazing collection of doll furnishings, accessories, clothing. And even doll jewelry and unique antiques.
It was truly a stroll through a museum built from love! It saddened me greatly to see this beloved family of dolls and their finery leaving their home, and being scattered four corners to the wind.Taken out of their prissy antique iron beds, prams, wicker bassinets and cribs, removed from their Victorian velvet settees. And taken away from their tea party social in the front parlor.
And will be listing some of them within the next few weeks. Again, please realize this particular listing is for only the one individual antique umbrella described in title/bold print description below. The additional photographs are solely for documenting this wonderful lady's years of collecting. Knowing other collectors will find this of interest. And will appreciate the little corner of the world she so beautifully created for her dolls.Most of my items are vintage or antique, and as such, they are not new. They have lived a long, eventful life before coming to me... I take great care in presenting only exceptional quality offerings, and to describe items as accurately as possible. I try to include photos in a range of angles & close-ups. Be sure to take note of actual measurements; as items pictured are oftentimes enlarged to show detail for your benefit. I also try to include any pertinent information, noting any obvious imperfections. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Umbrellas & Parasols". The seller is "bubblepunk" and is located in Southaven, Mississippi. This item can be shipped to United States.