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Description

16 thick wooden staves with incised scroll and floral decoration and thin vertical peircing at top. Staves are hinged with brass loop from which hangs a black silk tassel. Exterior staves have similar decoration without peircing. Aqua colored silk attached to staves has scene of two blue birds with red and white coloring on their heads. Mature bird sits on a branch, younger bird on a swing. Scene is surrounded by a yellow and brown floral border and a pink and white floral border. On reverse: small bird and flower sprigs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1940
Associated Building
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
silk (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Brass
brass (alloy)
FAN
fans (equipment)
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
19.25 x 11 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1987.684
Credit Line
Gift of Caroline Barr Wade
GUSN
62711

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