Fan

1880–90
Allen Fan Company (American, 1885–1910)


Object Place: Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

Dimensions

67.5 x 36 x 3.5 cm (26 9/16 x 14 3/16 x 1 3/8 in.) fan open

Accession Number

1976.197

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze, silk lace, pigment, wood, metal, silk tassel

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fan with black silk stiff gauze leaf, painted with white and lavender lilacs, roses and buds; machine-made black lace top and sides, machine-made black lace top and sides, machine-made black tim bottom. Wavy carved ebony sticks. Black silk tassel and loop to hold fan shut depend from black enameled steel ring.

Provenance

Allen Fan Co.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection