Folding Tilt Top Umbrella -1860 Civil War Era Antique Carriage Parasol
Folding Tilt Top Umbrella -1860 - Civil War Era Antique Carriage Parasol. True Antique Civil War Era Ladies Folding Tilt Top Parasol. Fashioned from black heavy silk-like fabric, with multiple ruffles artfully attached all around the umbrella surface.
Elaborate carved handle, with oval loop carved out at the end, all one piece of wood. Most favored in the mid 19th century because it could be folded and stored when not in use. Easily carried and used when riding in a carriage.
Because status was important during this period, a more elaborate parasol such as this was used to demonstrate ones wealth. The wooden stick is hinged with a metal tube which slides over the joint to keep it rigid. The tilt top was useful in positioning the parasol to protect ones face against the sun, and perhaps, to assist in harmless flirtation.
Because of the diminutive size, these umbrellas are often mistaken for child's accessories. Indeed, as shown in our pictures, the little parasol is ideal for display with large antique dolls. Measuring 17 in diameter when fully open. Height is 14 1/2" with handle folded including finial; 26" with handle fully extended. Coming from a large old house where one family's treasures have accumulated since before the turn of the last century.
This umbrella is from Paris, France, having been preserved in a trunk (along with another, similar parasol) which belonged to an ancestor who resided there life long. In unbelievable condition for the age. A rare find for the re enactor, or for stage costume. Useful as exhibit in museum, demonstrating the fashion and innovation of the period.
Authentic accessory for larger antique or reproduction doll. Check our listings often in the coming weeks and months for much more from this and other quality estates. FINAL SALE - ESTATE ITEM. Add me to your Favorite Sellers.
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