Oiled paper fan

Fashionable in the later 19th century these paper and lace fans were commonly part of a ladies daily attire.   This fan has sixteen pleated leaves of black oiled paper decorated with fine lace, supported by gold painted wooden sticks and guards.  The metal finger ring enabled a secure hold and allowed it to be attached to a ladies dress.
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L:260mm; W:380mm
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paper, lace, metal, wood
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Accession number :
WIWMS 1988.568
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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