Bone-handled carriage parasol with silk brocade cover, and sewn-on fringe, ca 1855-1860.
So happy to see this project done and back in the hands of its very happy owner. I was very very much pleased to see how this one turned out, after the many challenges it presented over the course of its restoration from a bare frame with rib tip problems and a dud rib, to a fully-functional, relined and recovered piece.
And one nice thing about having this done is that I can do non-parasol related things like drawing again - guiltlessly. Heh,
Henry Samary, Louis Anquetin, 1880.
I adore this movie so much. The Columbus Circle photoshoot scene - the “Let’s All Chant” photoshoot scene - ALL OF IT. I love all of it. Such a ridiculous and great movie. And kind of nice seeing this pop up on my dash as I’ve been missing photography lately.
(Source: possibleside-effects, via cleverprime)
The March splurge - an 1840s carriage parasol with ebony handle, mother-of-pearl inlay, and whalebone ribs. This thing is very, very small, and I’m just head-over-heels in love with this frame. This could just be the next restoration project. Who knows.
Where do u acquire your parasols from i would love to find some to buy, <3 i love them
It’s all about eBay and combing your antique stores.
GPOY - This-is-my-apartment-and-this-is-how-I-dress-for-work-now-and-I-like-it-and-hey-look-new-telescopic-ivory-handled-parasol Edition.