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Empire fan

Pale green silk leaf with hand-painted scene of children dressed as adults as bride and groom with cupid at side, two doves and two flaming hearts on altar, another cupid as minister reading from Bible. Heavily ornamented with brass spangles, painted flowers and border. Pierced ivory sticks....

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Oldham Collection

French, about 1800–20

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Painted paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts