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Pleated Fan (France), ca. 1760

This is a Pleated fan. It is dated ca. 1760 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is parchment leaf painted with gouache; pierced and gilded ivory sticks with glass. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 29 x 52 cm (11 7/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Pleated Fan (France), ca. 1760; parchment leaf painted with gouache; pierced and gilded ivory sticks with glass; H x W: 29 x 52 cm (11 7/16 x 20 1/2 in.); Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-6-116

We have 1 video that features Pleated Fan (France), ca. 1760.

Collections in Motion: Articulated Fan

Demonstration of an unusual fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection. The fan is shown opening, closing, and two mechanical portraits are shown in operation, showing a tiny man and woman waving...

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