Breathtaking. This fan has it all. The material is very sheer black with the floral design painted on and tiny sequins sewn where the light will hit them and make them sparkle. The fan measures 14 inches long and 26 inches wide when opened. The design on the guards almost look like it has been carved. Each one of the sticks is decorated with the same design. There is very little wear on the fan. The only flaw is that the material is starting to pull away from the guards but this is a simple fix. This is just an extraordinary fan. The fan probably dates from the 1890's. This would be a wonderful addition to any collection.