Folding fan, anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1810

Folding fan, anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1810

cutting, s 49.5cm × l 27.0cm More details

Following Napoleon Bonaparte’s appointment as the ‘First Consul’ of France on 10 November 1799, fashion, under his influence, was increasingly dominated by Classical antiquity. This fan is a good example, with its gilt copper punched decorations of sheaves of arrows and stacked foliate and floral ornaments.

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