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Folding fan

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Man's folding fan. Black glazed cotton sheet (imitating leather) with embossed floral motif center, decorative borders. Folds in thirds longitudinally at two stiffeners. Sliding handle of wood, covered with the same material and provided with a top hook, secures the leaf when it is unfolded and...

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

after 1888

Object Place

New York, United States


30.2 x 19.2 x 4 cm (11 7/8 x 7 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glazed cotton leaf; wood handle, brass


Textiles and Fashion Arts