Fan & Box

Collection Type

  • Agricultural equipment

Date

1834-1867

GUSN

GUSN-52672

Description

FAN (A): Wide wooden sticks, pierced and painted with gold, with central floral medallion; paper leaf painted with scene of a figure reclining on a couch with women holding garland, angels on either side; border of gold scrolls and flowers; reverse of chicken skin painted with scene of ships. BOX (B): Cardboard covered with white moire paper; top has elaborate embossed and gilt motif with central cartouche of woman holding fan.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
accessories
boxes (containers)
skin (collagenous material)
red jungle fowl
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
piercing
printing (process)
wood (plant material)
Classical
ships
Fan

Inscription

1) Handwritten note: ""ca.1850 / chicken skin/ reverse"" 2) Bottom of box: ""5885 /sls"".

Additional Identification Number

1941.1419A,B

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Daniel Staniford

Accession Number

1941.1419AB