A truly custom parasol, for this time period. It looks very much like a smaller version of the longer, heavier Staff Parasol, that appeared in the early 1770s.
This particular parasol was completely custom made, right down to the walnut frame. Several fashion plates were scrutinized, to determine how this style of parasol would have looked “in hand”. You will note how the parasol was to be carried, by its owner. Today, we would think it was being carried “upside-down”. However, during this time period, this was considered most fashionable.
Rose-colored silk taffeta was used for the canopy, as well at the loop, attached to the top of the ferrule section. This loop could have been used to hang up the parasol, when not in use. Or, as in the attached picture, the user slipped her hand through the loop, for ease in carrying, or accidentally dropping.
The canopy on this parasol shows larger than the one in the picture. Larger canopies, such as this one, were also shown in other fashion plates. So, should a smaller canopy be required, this can be arranged.
To replicate, visually, that the ribs of these parasols were either whale-bone, or wood, the metal ribs, of this custom parasol, were wrapped in dark brown fabric.
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