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Blanket chest

Object Number: 
1937.1277
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 1/2 x 50 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. ( 82.6 x 128.9 x 54.6 cm )
Description: 
Pine chest with lift top formed from three boards; front has five vertical inset panels above three horizontal panels; two horizontal panels on sides; feet are extensions of stiles; applied base molding; brass lock.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
Anderson Galleries, F.W. Fuessenich Sale, October 23-24, 1925 (lot 304); The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group