Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Folding fan with double fabric pleated leaf. Burgundy silk front leaf features hand painted roses and hydrangeas. Back leaf is undecorated burgundy silk. Wood sticks are stamped with an elaborate design of gold fleurs de lis, crowns and floral elements. Wood guards are stamped with a simple gold outline. The rivet holds mother of pearl buttons and a simple metal loop.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 11.25"
Leaf height: 6.5"
Open width: 20.75"
Arc (degrees when open): 155
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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