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The Property of
The Great Grandson of Lady Charlotte Schreiber
The vendor inherited several fans from his great grandmother the celebrated collector Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Lady Charlotte (1812-95), who married first in 1833 Josiah John Guest, the founder of what was to become Guest Keen & Nettlefold, then in 1855 her children's tutor Charles Schreiber, was an avid collector. She kept diaries of her collecting trips or 'chasses ', as she called them. Most of her fan collection was catalogued by Lionel Cust when given to the British Museum in 1891. A number of other fans were given to relations and some of these have been acquired by the vendor.
This collection is one of the most unusual to come on the market for many years.