This is a truly splendid antique and highly decorative French hand painted fan set in a gilded and glazed box frame, dating from the mid 18th century.
The sticks are finely applied with gilded and silvered openwork floral decoration, the paper leaf fan is superbly hand-painted with a Classical scene of a musician playing a harp to a king and his attendants, with scrolling foliate gilt detailing, in a decorative glazed case.
In excellent condition. As an antique items, the fan shows signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, it displays beautifully.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 35 x Width 59 x Depth 4 - Case
Height 26 x Width 51 - Fan
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 2 inches - Case
Height 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches - Fan
Our reference: A3314