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1920

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Handscreen (France)

This is a Handscreen. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is engraved and hand-colored 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.

Its dimensions are

H x W (a): 23.8 x 41.2 cm (9 3/8 x 16 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Handscreen (France); Previously owned by Jean Léon Decloux (French, 1840–1929); engraved and hand-colored paper leaf, turned wood handle; H x W (a): 23.8 x 41.2 cm (9 3/8 x 16 1/4 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-23-a

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