Advertising fan for Élysée Palace Hotel; Duvelleroy; c. 1905; LDFAN2013.39.HA


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Advertising fan for Élysée Palace Hotel

About this object

Folding fan – imitation ivory monture impressed with decorative motifs.
Double paper leaf, the obverse printed with an elaborate arrangement of baroque-rococo style scrollwork borders and decorative ornamental devices surrounding three circular medallions with illustrations based on late eighteenth century engravings. The central medallion is after an engraving by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (1741-1814) entitled ‘Le Rendez-vous pour Marly’, c. 1777.
The reverse is printed in monochrome with a linear design of ornamental motifs and borders in a similar vein to the obverse.

NB. This example is typical of fan maker Duvelleroy’s ‘Genre Ancien’ fans from this period, borrowing heavily on baroque and rococo decorative details to create a full-blown eighteenth century pastiche style which appealed to more conservative tastes.



Maker Role


Date Made

c. 1905


Twentieth Century

Place Made



Total length: 25.5cm
Leaf depth: 14cm
Span: 45cm


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Object Type

Fan (folding)

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