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Bobbin lace fan

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Chantilly. Fan. Black lace mounted on white satin and with mother-of-pearl. The design consists of a cortouche in which is a pond with two distant hills and water plants. The rest of the space is covered with festoons of flowers, etc.

Credit Line

Turner Sargent Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Turner Sargent (Amelia J. Holmes)

French, mid-18th century


50 cm (19 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .50 opened.

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Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts