London, South Kensington
28 October 2007
A FAN, THE GAUZE LEAF PAINTED WITH FLORAL SWAGS AND SPANGLED, THE IVORY STICKS PIERCED AND PAINTED,--9.5IN. (24CM), IN BOX, MID-19TH CENTURY; ANOTHER FAN, THE BLACK GAUZE LEAF PAINTED WITH CHERUBS AND BUTTERFLIES, THE TORTOISESHELL STICKS PIERCED,--14IN. (35.5CM), 1880S; AND A THIRD FAN, THE PAPER LEAF PRINTED WITH SCENES OF LONDON, THE WOODEN STICKS STAMPED 'HATCHETT'S RESTAURANT PICCADILLY LONDON' (3)
ALMOST CERTAINLY H.R.H. PRINCESS MARY, THE PRINCESS ROYAL, COUNTESS OF HAREWOOD (1897-1965).
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HATCHETT'S RESTUARANT IN PICCADILLY EVOLVED FROM THE STAGE COACH TRADE IN THE 1860S, AND IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY WAS A POPULAR VENUE FOR DINING AND DANCING, SECOND ONLY TO THE THE CAFé DE PARIS.
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