Case for a pleated fan

  • Year: circa 1780
  • Location: possibly France or Germany

This case accompanies a pleated fan (pictured here) featuring a larger central cartouche with maiden holding basket of cherries and two youths in Boucher style. The two smaller side cartouches depict heroic landscapes and the spaces between are filled with still life ornaments of Louis XVI style. The reverse side of the fan has a simple landscape without a frame with a pink and blue floral border.

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 Institution

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