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Folding Fan

Description

Narrow black lacquered wooden sticks painted with gilt flowers; guard sticks carved with female figure; cream silk leaf painted with scene of woman playing guitar, man seated with book, with large potted plant in between; birds on sides; gold edge and c-scrolls; pink floral spray painted on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1789
Associated Building
Used At Jethro Coffin House. Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
lacquering
painting (coating)
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
FAN
fans (equipment)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Guitar
guitars
Lacquered
lacquering
music
Painted
painting (coating)
Sheet Music
Silk
silk (textile)
Woman
women (female humans)
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1985.518
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
50468

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