Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Folding fan with double fabric pleated leaf. Beige leaf front of cotton or linen is decorated with a hand painted spray of flowers and foliage. Leaf reverse is undecorated beige fabric. Wood sticks and guards are varnished to accentuate their pleasing wood grain. Metal loop at the rivet holds an additional metal ring.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 12.5:
Leaf height: 7.5"
Open width: 23.25"
Arc (degrees when open): 150
14 sticks / 2 guards

Credit Line:
Anonymous gift
This online exhibition is made possible through a generous grant from the Fan Association of North America (FANA).
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