Case for a pleated fan

  • Year: early 20th century
  • Location: United States

This plain white satin covered box accompanies a pleated fan painted and gilded paper leaf (pictured here). The obverse side of the fan features a garden scene of a woman and young girl painting. The fan’s ends are decorated with designs in gold and colors on green ground. The reverse side depicts a scene of three women fishing by a stream. The fan features gilt bronze guards and sticks, guards with oval enamel plaques and cut steel, and an amethyst paste rivet head.

Case for a pleated fan is available in the public domain via Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication .

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection | Source: Smithsonian Institute

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