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Fan with narrow purple silk satin obverse leaf decorated with brass sequins of various shapes; plain beige silk satin reverse leaf; purple tape binding at top. Open-worked carved wood sticks completely covered with gold leaf. Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet. Purple silk tassel depends from stylized...

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

American, 1867–76

Object Place

Weymouth Landing, Massachusetts, United States


23.3 x 39.7 x 3.1 cm (9 3/16 x 15 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.) fan open

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin leaf decorated with brass sequins and spangles; carved wood sticks covered with gold leaf; mother-of-pearl; silk tassel


Textiles and Fashion Arts