The Fan Collection

Fri 7th Dec, 2018|The Auction Centre, Leyburn | Starts 10:30am


Thursday 6 December 10am-5pm and morning of the sale. 

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20% + VAT (24% in total) 


Please note:

Accounts and collections will close at 2pm on Saturday sale days 

Sale Information

To include two private collections of antique fans from the 18th to the early 20th century. Highlights include an extravagant 1920s ostrich feather fan which once belonged to Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, made from pale yellow ostrich feathers and pale grey marabou feathers on a tortoiseshell handle. The fan comes with provenance from the sale of the belongings of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor at Sotheby’s New York in 1997. Also with royal connections, is a circa 1880 fan made by Alexandre of Paris, which is believed to have belonged to the Infanta Maria de la Paz (1862-1948), daughter of Queen Isabella II of Spain. An example with rare subject matter is a fan from circa 1750 depicting pilgrims, pictured on the road to Santiago de Compostela on route to visit the shrine of St James the Greater. 

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