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SALE 30 percent off / French 1800s antique fan white ostrich feathers hand carved ivory Free shipping

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A gorgeous creamy white big antique fan with soft ostrich feathers. Beautiful hand carved / pierced ivory handle. The ribbon is original and so are the feathers. The back is covered in creamy silk.

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This fan dates to the late 1800s - the Victorian period.

Condition: Poor as some of the ivory is broken. The silk on the back of the fan is at some places torn (see picture) and therefore the fan is only for display or study purpose.

Measures when open: 60 x 36 cm / 27" x 14"

History
The role of the fan was not only for cooling. It was also the supreme instrument of silent communication.

Sir Richard Steele, in the “Tatler” of 4 August 1709, wrote:

“You may observe in all public Assemblies the sexes seems to separate themselves and to attack each other with eye-shot, that is the time when the fan, which is the armour of woman, is of most use in her defence, for our minds are constructed by the waving of that little instrument, and our thoughts appear in composure or agitation according to the motion of it.”

If you want this item insured when shipped, please convo me as this will add an extra cost of 10 dollars.

If you have questions, want to see more pictures or anything else please send me a message.
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SALE 30 percent off / French 1800s antique fan white ostrich feathers hand carved ivory Free shipping

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: ivory, silk, ostrich feathers
  • Feedback: 342 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Denmark
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