Fan

American, made in England or Contintental Europe
early 19th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably England or Continental Europe

Dimensions

Overall (open): 19.1 x 35.2 cm (7 1/2 x 13 7/8 in.) Other (closed): 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.660

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, ivory, lace, sequins, silver gilt

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Folding fan with ivory sticks (18) and guard, white stiffened silk leaf (torn) with lace inserts and silver sequins and silver gilt reserve, wooden blades on reverse.

Provenance

Used by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone