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1952

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2013

2021

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Pleated Fan (USA)

This is a Pleated fan. It is dated ca. 1895 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is painted silk gauze leaf, carved and painted wood sticks. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Nell Gertrude Brown.

  • Overdoor (France)
  • block-printed on handmade paper.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1931-45-76
  • Sidewall (France)
  • block printed on handmade paper.
  • Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild.
  • 1900-5-3

Its dimensions are

H x W: 36.8 x 62.2 cm (14 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Pleated Fan (USA); painted silk gauze leaf, carved and painted wood sticks; H x W: 36.8 x 62.2 cm (14 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.); 1952-121-1

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