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What She Wore to the Gilded Age 1880-1901 via Polyvore

oldrags: “ Fan by Edmund Soper Hunt Fan Factory, late century United States (Massachusetts), MFA Boston ”

Fixed Fan, circa 1740

Fixed Fan, circa 1740 - Straw embroidery on green silk with wooden handle

Fan created in Japan in the year 1896 for a British stage production of the “Mikado”.   Flat Japanese fan with bamboo handle and sticks and red silk tassel. The fan is printed with images of foliage and birds. V Museum

A Japanese fan created in 1896 for a British stage production of the Mikado. The fan has a bamboo handle, sticks and red silk tassel and is printed with images of foliage and birds - Courtesy of The Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/120544?sortBy=RelevanceFanDate:    1700–1939Culture:    AmericanMedium:    silkCredit Line:    Gift of Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb, 1939Accession Number:    C.I.39.100.7

Antique fan from the met museum archives. Object of desire!

"Fan, early 19thC. MFA. Do you write your dancing partners on the leaves, as a dance card?"

Early century, fan shaped, dance program or carnet du ball. Five ivory blades.silver filigree Garda with blue backing paper.

Green Lace Hand Fan

Green Lace Hand Fan

10 inches long when closed. Our fans will keep you cool during the hot summer months and are popular for decorating all year round.

Fan  Date: ca. 1850 Culture: European Medium: ivory, silk Dimensions: Length: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)

Fan Date: ca. 1850 Culture: European Medium: ivory, silk Dimensions: Length: 8 in.

Fan Date: 1860s Culture: American or European Medium: ivory, silk, steel Dimensions: Length: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of David L. Andrews, 1976 Accession Number: 1976.254.13

Fan Date: Culture: American or European Medium: ivory, silk, steel Dimensions: Length: 8 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of David .

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