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Empire fan

French
about 1800–20


Object Place: France

Dimensions

34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.247

Medium or Technique

Painted paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pale green silk leaf with hand-painted scene of children dressed as adults as bride and groom with cupid at side, two doves and two flaming hearts on altar, another cupid as minister reading from Bible. Heavily ornamented with brass spangles, painted flowers and border. Pierced ivory sticks. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection