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Folding fan

Object Number: 
1973.44
Date: 
ca. 1836
Medium: 
Ivory, silk, paint, embroidery thread, metal
Dimensions: 
closed: 8 1/2 x 1 x 1 in. ( 21.6 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Fan with carved ivory guards, shaped ivory sticks and ribs, white silk leaf with painted and embroidered floral design, and metal handle with two pale pink (silk?) tassels.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fan belonged to Mrs. Montague M. Hendricks (Rachel Nathan Hendricks, 1815-1885). It may have been used at her wedding.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Ethel Frank
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group