You will see the black silk is adorned with sequins and small hand painted purple flowers. The ribs of the fan are black with a lacquer finish. There is a silver metal ring with a porcelain connecting disc. There are no broken fan ribs and only the tips of the 120 year old silk fan shows slight fraying. The fan is beautifully displayed in a shadow box style frame. The frame is flat gold ( not brassy ) and the red mat appears to be linen. The color of the mat is red, not red-orange. The frame has a label on the back that says SARACHEK’S. Research will show that Sarachek’s Fine Art Gallery was in business from 1922 – 1977. I believe this fan was framed by the gallery in the mid to late 1960’s based on the label. Some of the sequins have detached but are still within the frame.
Measures: FRAME: 19 3/4" l X 12 7/8" w X 2" d Inside 17 3/4' L x 109 3/4" W Fan: 15" Long x 8 1/2' W with handle , Cloth 3" wide 16 spines black with sequins
This item, along with many others we will be listing are part of a private estate that belonged to a 5 generation family from Western Kansas. The well established family was in the area for over 125 years. They were large land owners, wheat farmers and business owners.
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