3 December 2010
[LINCOLN. Mary Todd]. A folding horn and sequined paper fan, with box. Owned by Mary Todd Lincoln, mid-19th century.
A FAN OWNED BY MARY TODD LINCOLN.
Extends to 20 x 11 inches. Consisting of two tapered wooden flanking shafts, both with inlaid green, pink and silver stars; hinged hand-stitched silk with 16 thin, narrow, horn sticks; the silk front decorated with green and silver sequins and tiny stars in a garland design. Labeled red in one panel "Duvelleroy." Circular horn ring at bottom. The accompanying box covered in white silk, 12 x 2½ x 1½ inches. Some sequins missing, one side shaft broken but repairable. The box a bit worn.
Another creation of the Parisian firm of Duvelleroy.
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