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Painted fan

Black silk leaf. Design of woman seated at table doing fancy work (crewel embroidery?), signed "F. Houghton"; painted gold scrollwork ornamented with steel sequins at sides; narrow gilt bands top, bottom. Neopolitan pierced tortoise-shell sticks with gilt detail and steel piqué work; reverse...

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Credit Line

Oldham Collection

French, about 1870–75

Object Place

France

Accession Number

1976.266

Medium or Technique

Silk; Painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes