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Painted paper folding fan with carved and pierced ivory sticks; obverse painted with pastoral scene with three figures (a soldier and two women), pillar and base on a pedestal, building and pyramid in background, and border of fruit and floral motifs; reverse painted with male figure with a...

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Inscription

Written on paper label glued to case: "Louis XIV Period Hyslop Sumner trunk - Probably used by Mrs. Hyslop"

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

French, used in America, mid-18th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

France

Dimensions

Overall: 28.6 x 1.9 x 3 cm (11 1/4 x 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1001

Medium or Technique

Ivory, paper, gilding, brass, mother-of-pearl, and cardboard (case)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes