08/03/2012: "BRONZE SILK PAGODA PARASOL"
A lady of greater means would have had very decorative parasols at her disposal... again early 19th century style. Fashion plates from this time period show a range of (parasol) rib lengths. Varying rib lengths and styles changed frequently enough, that it would not be uncommon for someone to be using a parasol that might have been considered 'in fashion' from a previous year. Not unfamiliar to today's ever changing seasonal fashion trends.