Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Accessories, Part 8: More Parasols

We’re back for another installment in our fashion series on NineteenTeen focusing not on dresses and gowns (gorgeous as they are) but on the little things that complete a fashionable ensemble—hats, shoes, gloves, purses, and other accessories

Back in February we looked at parasols from the first two decades of the 19th century; here are examples from the next fifteen years. Look for lots of images rather than commentary, though I’ll try to supply original text if I have it—the point is to be able to examine multiple examples of each item. Images are drawn from my collection of prints from British publications including Ackermann’s Repository, La Belle Assemblée, Lady's Magazine, and the Court Magazine. However, Ackermann’s had the most detailed plates, so the majority of images you’ll see will be from that publication.  These date from 1819-1834.

Walking Dress, Ackermann's Repository, May 1819.  Notice that this parasol has a full handle grip and a band of fabric to keep it furled when not in use.

Walking Dress, Ackermann's Repository, September 1821.  Note the tiny hooked end of the handle.

Walking Dress, Ackermann's Repository, April 1822. Here you can clearly see a ring on a ribbon to help keep the parasol furled when not in use.

Public Promenade Dress, La Belle Assemblee, October 1824.  An elaborately turned shaft, hooked handle, and ring furler.

Promenade Dress, Ackermann's Repository, July 1825. A finely machine-turned shaft--and two colors!

Morning Promenade Dress, Lady's Magazine, July 1825. "Chinese parasol of grass-green edged with white." 

Sea Side Dress, Lady's Magazine, August 1825. Either the artist lost track of his scale, or that is one large parasol!

Garden Costume, Ackermann's Repository, November 1825. "...rose-colour parasol, lined with white, and an antique wreath round the edge."

Walking Dress, Ackermann's Repository, July 1826. The finial looks lethal!

Sea-Side Costume, Ackermann's Repository, September 1827. The shaft appears to be of bamboo.

Walking Dress, La Belle Assemblee, June 1832.

Morning Dress, The Court Magazine, September 1832.

Public Promenade Dress, The Court Magazine, October 1833. What a pretty one! Note the ring up near the finial to keep it furled.


Walking Dress, The Court Magazine, October 1834. Printed fabric for parasols seems to be a trend.

So are you with me? Bring Back the Parasol!


Anonymous said...

Parasols are already back, Marissa! https://www.thebrelli.com/

Marissa Doyle said...

Oh, very cool, Anne! I'm amazed that they're clear, but still keep out the UV light.