A French revolutionary period hand coloured fan entitled ?La Coquette du Village?, with a central scene showing a lady in 18th century dress being courted by a suitor on an island, another man concealed in bushes to the side, patently eavesdropping. To each side, verses of an ?Air? or song, describing the scene, the double paper leaf mounted on light wood, guard approx. 11 inches or 28cm; together with a simple fan of the same period, the dark wood monture decorated to appear as pique, the double paper leaf with simple floral decoration of flowers and leaves, guard approx. 10.75 inches or 27cm (2). Possibly by Mathurin R?gnier, a French satirist.

Sold for: £170

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