This astonishing fan is held in a large cream patterned paper-covered box with internal supports and tying ribbons for the large ostrich feather and mother-of-pearl fan. The box is labelled for 'Duvelleroy', a renowned maker who sold in London and Paris at the end of the 19th century. It appears that this particular fan and box was sold in London as a faint address of the owner can be seen on the top of the box (see image). Inside the lid is the label for J.Duvelleroy, London, 167 Regent Street. The box has a fitted interior to hold the fan and sticks securely; there are ribbons but these are no longer intact. The feathers of the fan are near-white with curling ends, and the mother of pearl sticks are all present. The condition of the box shows scattered wear and loss of the surface paper. The fan itself is in very good condition for age although there is a curved area of light staining on one side with some loss of the tiny side feathers of this area. This does not detract in any way from the display potential of the fan. It is particularly desirable for the fan to be presented in its original fitted box made by such a prestigious maker. This item would make a fabulous addition to any collection of fans or decorative fashion accessories. Box measures 17.5 ins (44.4cm) x 6 ins (15.2xm) x 4.5 ins (11.4cm). Maximum width of open fan 27 ins (8.5cm). Total weight 940 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 400. Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA would be $44.00 USD. This item is covered by own insurance policy. For shipping costs to other countries, please contact us.
Flamboyant Ostrich Feather & Mother of Pearl Fan, Duvelleroy, in Original Box, Edwardian
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