The spokes are celluloid, heavily carved with flower baskets, all gilded. The fan in in great condition with wear to the backing on one end as photographed. The original box is with the fan and has a portrait of a Regency lady on the top. The box is slightly discolored and the decoration is faded.
There is wear to the corners of the box on the front. Nothing unexpected with the fragile material of the box and the age of the fan and box.
The fan measures about 16 1/2" across and about 10 1/4" from top to bottom when closed, including the ring at the bottom. The box is 10 1/2" from end to end and 1 3/4" from top to bottom. Rare and wonderful piece that is absolutely a work of art! If you wish to make an offer on any store item that does not have a best offer option on the listing, please let me know and I will add that option as soon as possible.
The item "Vintage/Antique French Decorated Hand Fan Accessory In Original Box" is in sale since Saturday, December 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts".
The seller is "rr-pots" and is located in Waterloo, Iowa. This item can be shipped worldwide.