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Découpé "cabriolet" fan

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Single skin leaf. Obverse: two bands of painted chinoiserie motifs, pastoral scenes and painted lace separated by band of découpé (cut) lace-like pattern; gilt details; narrow gilt binding at top. Reverse: pastoral scene, narrow gilt binding. Twenty carved and pierced ivory sticks; painted...

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Before 1976: Collection DeWitt Clinton Cohen; by 1976: Collection Esther Oldham; gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection


Object Place

England (?)


Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 52 cm (20 1/2 in.); arc: 135°

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Medium or Technique

Skin leaf découpé and painted in watercolor; carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks; paste


Textiles and Fashion Arts