This Victorian Black Mourning Fan measures 13 1/2 inches long and 25 1/2 inches wide when fully opened. The sticks and guards are wood painted black. There is very little damage to the fan only the wear that comes from being over 100 years old. The front side of the fan is black satin and the back side is I believe black cotton. One of the guards has a crack and has been repaired with a tiny, tiny pin that you can see with a magnifying glass. The repair I think is also very old making this fan both well used and well loved.