Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Folding fan with double fabric pleated leaf. Olive color silk fabric front is hand embroidered with pink flowers and buds and olive foliage. Leaf reverse is burgundy silk satin. Wood sticks and guards are stamped with a gold design of stylized urns and foliage. The rivet has mother of pearl buttons and a plain metal loop.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 11.5"
Leaf height: 6.125"
Open width: 21"
Arc (degrees when open): 145
14 sticks / 2 guards

late 19th century
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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front viewfront view
reverse (back) viewreverse (back) view
detail of leafdetail of leaf
detail of sticks and guardsdetail of sticks and guards