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Commemorative fan for Lafayette's visit to America, 1824

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Painted green silk leaf. Design: center vignette "Welcoming Lafayetter to Our Shores" with gilt border, flanked by two monograms "SD" (Sarah Derby?), two classical vignettes with gilt borders, French and American flags crossing staff with Phrygian cap and tied with bow; floral swags above,...

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Oldham Collection

French, for American market, 1824

Object Place

France, for American market


28.2 x 46.6 x 3 cm (11 1/8 x 18 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; painted with silver leaving and steel piqué work, and ivory carved and pierced with gilt-silver, and diamond paste studs in metal rivet


Textiles and Fashion Arts