Fan with box

Object Number: 
1949.179ab
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Mother of pearl, silk, lace, paint, metals, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall (fan closed): 12 x 2 x 1 in. (30.5 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm) Box: 1 3/8 x 12 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 3.5 x 31.8 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on obverse of leaf: "AD" (or "AP")
Description: 
Fan with mother of pearl guards and sticks with gold and silver applied over incised decoration; ivory-colored silk chiffon and lace leaf painted with four figures in eighteenth-century costume; metal handle with ivory-colored silk tassel; rectangular white cardboard box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Roswell Skeel, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group