Fan gouache characters gallant scene landscape gilding Directoire XVIIIth

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E60 826

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380,00 €

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Fan adorned with a gouache, representing a gallant scene with characters elegantly dressed in ball or ceremonial costumes, scene surrounded by arabesques and vegetable friezes and bouquets of flowers, carved and openwork (ox) bone mount richly decorated gold and silver inlays, Directoire period late eighteenth century.

This fan is in good condition. On the back, a small view of the countryside.

To be noted: accident and missing part of the frame, some yellowing and tiny stains, tiny small tears at certain folds, wear of time, see photos.


* From the beginning of the 18th century, France was the leading producer of fans in Europe. The decoration of the first French fans is borrowed from illuminated manuscripts and tapestries. From 1770, the neoclassical style influenced production: the branches were less ornate and the leaf was often decorated with medallions. Painted fans are back in fashion under the Second Empire. The subjects are often pastiches of the themes of the previous century: gallant or pastoral scenes. Old fans are sought after by collectors. (Larousse)

Data sheet

  • Width ouvert 51 cm
  • Longueur 27 cm