Roseland Cottage

Corner Chair, Fan Motif

Corner Chair, Fan Motif, probably New York, 1880-90.

The fan is a ubiquitous motif in Aesthetic Movement design. Decorative fans were placed on mantels, walls, and shelves, while images of fans ornamented prints and ceramics. With its back in the shape of a fan as well as its Asian-inspired panels below the arms, this corner chair is a wonderful example of the style.