Fans have been used for cooling since the days of the ancients. By the eighteenth century, the fan was an accessory for the lady of fashion and very elaborate and expensive fans were made. Sticks were made of ivory or wood, set with jewels or carved. The fans were made of painted silk or paper. Inexpensive paper fans printed with advertising were giveaways in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Collectors want handmade fans with intricate details or machine-made printed ones with advertisements. Electric fans were introduced in 1882. A few printed paper fans are made today. There are collectors of electric fans who like to buy damaged ones to repair.
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|Fan||Bone||Engraved Paper, Empress Matilda, Frame, France, c.1850, 17 x 24 In. Illustrated||2018||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Painted||Lacquer Ribs, Reserves, Famille Rose, Silk, Bone, Canton, 1800s, 17 In. Illustrated||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Emerson, Metal, 4 Blades, Spread Base, Table, illustrated||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Oil Lamp||J.H. Strong, Lake Breeze, Metal, Scroll Feet, 23 x 43 In. illustrated||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Westinghouse, Brass, 6 Blades, Oscillating, 1920s Illustrated||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Silk & Ivory||Figures In Palace Scene, Lacquered Stays, Box, Chinese, 1800s, 11 In. Illustrated||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Silk||Inset Medallion Scene, Faux Tortoise, 16 Blades, Filigree Fretwork, Gilt, c.1850, 7 In. Illustrated||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Ivory||Pierced, Carved, Women, Flowers, Duck, Peacock Feathers, Gilt Frame, 12 x 20 In. illustrated||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Paper||Ink, Man Boating, Calligraphy On Reverse, Inscribed, Signed, Wang Tingjue, 1942s illustrated||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Drink Birchola, Lithograph, Woman, Cardboard, Wood Handle, 15 x 7 5/8 In. Illustrated||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Funeral Parlor, Candle Style Lights, Adjustable, Cast Iron, Label, Luminaire..., Cincinnati, c.1910, 58 1/2 In. Illustrated||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Oscillating, Cast Iron, Brass Blades, Peerless, Counter Illustrated||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Paper||Painted, Ink, Colors, Figures, Garden, Reverse With Calligraphy, Inscribed, Signed, c.1925 Illustrated||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Wood||Carved, Hand Painted, Multicolor Ribs, Frame, Chinese, 15 1/2 x 26 In. Illustrated||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Bone Sticks||Mother-Of-Pearl, Painted Landscape, Foil Paper, Red Gouache, 11 x 17 In. Illustrated||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Bamboo||Painted,Courting Couple,Musician,Rose,Picture Box Frame,16 1/2 In. Illustrated||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Westinghouse,Brass Mounted,16 In. Illustrated||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Ivory||16 Sticks,Carved,Wheat Sheaves,Morning Glories,Leaves,1800s,9 1/2 In. Illustrated||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Ivory||Hand Painted,Social Gathering Scene,Castle Ruins,Vernis Martin,1700s,8 x 14 In. Illustrated||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Westinghouse, Whirlwind, 12 x 9 In., Illustrated||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Silk||Women, Grape Arbor, Lubin, Paris, Paper, Signed, G. Barbier, c.1912, 9 3/4 In., Illustrated||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Metal||Gilt, Figures, Instruments, Flowers, Continental, 4 In., illustrated||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Silk||Flowers, Bone Sticks, Ebony, Chinese, Frame, 19th Century, 26 In., illustrated||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Silk||Hand Painted, Embroidered, Late 19th Century, 18 x 31 In., illustrated||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Silk||Trees, Stream, Pearl Sticks, Ebony & Gilt Frame, 19th Century, 26 In., illustrated||2009||Login / Create Account for Price|