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Name Seaman, Katherine S.

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Image of Fan -

Fan -

Rigid fan (handscreen). Made of pierced water buffalo skin, with a painted bird resembling a peacock at the center in gold and white, and gold scrolls around the border. Decoration is the same on both sides. Buffalo horn handle and frame. Made in Java. (Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Fixed Fan, Southeast Asian, New York)

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Cape -

Woman's short cape of rust-brown wool with brown velvet attached capelet, embroidered black net overlay, and black beaded trim. High ruffled collar of brown velvet with three hooks and eyes at neck. Ornamented with five brown velvet rosettes: two at front opening, one at each shoulder, and one at back of neck. Lined with iridescent red-green silk. Cloth label inside neckline: " AU BON MARCHE / Maison A. Boucicaut / 23.174 T. PARIS 48". The label refers to the Paris department store founded by Aristede Boucicaut in the 19th century. Keywords: Fashion, Late Victorian, Gilded Age, La Belle Epoque, New York)

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Fan -

Folding fan. Black fabric leaf, silk or polished cotton, with hand-painted lavender flowers and gold scrolls, and sequins sewn on. Wood sticks painted black with incised and stamped decoration in gold; gold floral and scroll decoration on the guardsticks. Riveted at bottom, with metal loop. Probably made in France, but could possibly have been made in the United States. Fan is in its original paper-covered box. (Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Floral, European, Victorian, New York)