Friedman Sternheimer (late 19th century, 1888)
Object Place: New York, United States
30.2 x 19.2 x 4 cm (11 7/8 x 7 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glazed cotton leaf; wood handle, brass
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Man’s folding fan. Black glazed cotton sheet (imitating leather) with embossed floral motif center, decorative borders. Folds in thirds longitudinally at two stiffeners. Sliding handle of wood, covered with the same material and provided with a top hook, secures the leaf when it is unfolded and the handle is extended. The patent was filed by Friedman Sternheimer in 1888. The slightly curved leaf is designed to fit comfortably into a man’s pocket.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.