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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1920-1929 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eventails Chambrelent (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper and wood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In the 1890s manufacturers used fans for commercial purposes. They advertised not only services related to dress, such as department stores, but also shops, restaurants and theatres. This type of fan was usually made of cheap printed paper, with wooden sticks, and in large numbers. The designs echoed the popular decorative styles of the day, such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco. This fan has a striking Art Deco image of Pierrot. On the reverse are photographs of the Brasserie Universelle restaurant in Paris.

Physical description

Folding fan advertising the Brasserie Universelle Restaurant. The sticks are of wood stained dark brown. When open, the fan forms a palmette shape.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1920-1929 (made)


Eventails Chambrelent (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper and wood


Width: 24 cm open, Length: 25.7 cm

Descriptive line

Advertising fan, made by Eventails Chambrelent, Paris, France, 1920-1929


Accessories; Advertising; Clothing; Photographs; Fans


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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