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Folding fan, double leaf of cream silk, embroidered in three shades of pink, two shades of lavender, light brown and cream silk with gilt metallic thread and with gold sequins of two shapes. Sticks and guards of ivory, pierced, silvered and gilt (16+2). Rivet set with clear pastes. In the centre, a floral motif with sequin border above and on each side. The top edge has a gold binding.
France, (maker) (country)
French (maker) (nationality)
length: (guards): 18.8
early 19th Century
circa 1800 to 1815
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.189-1985 (Applied Arts)