Folding Fan

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1780-1789

GUSN

GUSN-50468

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

Descriptive Terms

fans (equipment)
accessories
carving (processes)
lacquering
painting (coating)
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
guitars
music
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Silk
Lacquered
Painted
Woman
Guitar
Sheet Music
Carved
FAN

Associated Building

Used At Jethro Coffin House,

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.518