Folding fan. Royal blue silk satin leaf with hand-painted flowers. Sandalwood sticks with drilled design and inset tiny blue and gold glass stones. Riveted at the bottom, with metal loop. Made in France.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, European, Floral, Victorian, New York)
|Acquisition||Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Leonard in memory of Mrs. Cornelius Leonard|
|Ownership and History||Roses, pansies, fuchsia, and morning glory grace the royal-blue satin leaf of this fan, giving it a sweetly sentimental appearance. The sandalwood sticks would have had a gentle fragrance when the fan was new. It may have belonged to Mary A. Wood of Travis, Staten Island, who married Cornelius Leonard, Jr., in 1875.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Personal Gear|
Leonard, Mary (Wood)
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