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Handscreen

This is a Handscreen. It is dated mid-18th century and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is painted paper leaf, turned wood handle. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

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Handscreen; Previously owned by Jean Léon Decloux (French, 1840–1929); painted paper leaf, turned wood handle; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-138

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