Offered for sale is this beautiful 18th Century French Hand Painted Silk Fan with Ornately Pierced Sticks with Gilt Decoration.. The fan center is decorated with a hand painted scene of a Young Couple, he is helping her over a fence wearing Colonial attire flanked by scrolls and foliate designs. Two outer bordered window of a sheer material with painted torches. There are hand sewn sequence decorated all over with gilt scrolls and foliage. There is also a mesh type insert on each side of the fan with paper torches and hand sewn sequence.
Overall all condition is very good with the exception of a repair to the end stick and small tear at outer edge of fan.
The frame measures 24 inches x 16 inches.
Antique French Hand Painted Fan w/ Pierced Gilt Sticks - Signed M. Verdetti