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

Auction alerts

Sign up now for auction email updates and alerts.


View our latest catalogue online

View here

Free valuation days

We offer a free valuation service every Tuesday between 10am and 4pm.