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Bootmaker's sign

Bootmaker's sign
Title
Bootmaker's sign
Date 
1820-1850
Medium 
Leather, wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 2 in. ( 36.8 x 11.7 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Wooden model of a man's square toed boot covered with leather and suspended from a metal chain with an s-hook at the end.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.7928
Marks 
handwritten: bottom of heel, on sticker: "2586 / Germ."
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group