Silk and Ivory Parasol

Chinese, 19th c.

Ivory, lace, silk, brass, steel

Private collection

This delicate parasol came to us with the original silk completely deteriorated. We replaced all the fabric with new, hand dyed material. We rebuilt the stem of the parasol, which had broken at the weak joint, with hidden reinforcements.

Damaged silk, ivory, brass and steel Chinese 19th century parasol

Chinese Parasol before restoration, showing the broken hinge, lower left.

Collapsed hinge before disassembly

Disassembled broken hinge, showing the deteriorated parts

New hidden brass reinforcement for broken hinge

Final finishing of the rebuilt ivory, steel and brass hinge

Completed restoration of hinge

Chinese Parasol complete