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Double paper leaf. Design of overlapping assignats (paper currency issued 1789-97) against black lines on pale green background. Dark polished wood guards; seventeen light polished wood blades.

Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1792

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.); maximum open: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.); arc: 140°

Accession Number

1976.237

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, printed and painted in watercolor; wood sticks

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes