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Folding fan with ivory sticks (18) and guard, white stiffened silk leaf (torn) with lace inserts and silver sequins and silver gilt reserve, wooden blades on reverse.


Used by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, made in England or Contintental Europe, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably England or Continental Europe

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall (open): 19.1 x 35.2 cm (7 1/2 x 13 7/8 in.) Other (closed): 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, ivory, lace, sequins, silver gilt


Textiles and Fashion Arts