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Woman at Desk: M.175-2015

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Woman at Desk


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Folding fan, depicting a woman seated at a desk, writing a letter.
Pink paper leaf with stipple engraving on shaped ivory sticks with carved guards. English sticks from around 1750.


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 323

Legal notes

Accepted by H. M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from the Lennox Boyd Estate

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1780

Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper Sticks, Guards composed of ivory Guards Sticks

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.175-2015
Primary reference Number: 204740
Sale number: 323
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Audit data

Created: Monday 27 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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