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Painted Louis XVI fan

French
about 1775–90


Object Place: France

Dimensions

47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.227

Medium or Technique

Silk; Painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Silk obverse and paper reverse leaf: obverse design of painted flowers with gilt-silver chain stems and rows of spangles, center scene of two men on shore, ships behind (probably representing amicable settlement of French-English navel engagement); reverse: three painted sprays of flowers. Carved and pierced ivory sticks decorated with gilt-silver and silver and piqué work.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection