Antique fan

I picked this up at a local antique shop, and because it doesn’t actually work I have it sitting on the buffet table in the entryway. I’ve been told that it’s a frivolous object because it no longer serves any purpose, but I don’t see how this is any different than any other piece of art in the house. And by that definition almost everything in my house is frivolous. Also, do you see me judging the talking fish you have hanging over your bed?