This is a beautiful fan dating again from about 1890. The guards are painted a deep, deep red. The sticks are left in a natural color. The fan is made of paper with a painted scene on the front. The scene is of a couple in a garden. She has a bouquet of flowers and he has set aside his shovel. The back of the fan is a deep, deep red paper. The fan is in wonderful condition. There are no tears or holes. The fan measures 13 3/8 inches long and 24 1/2 inches when opened.