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Box lock and bolt plate

Object Number: 
1937.1195ab
Date: 
1852-1880
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
overall: 4 1/4 x 4 5/8 x 1 /2 in.
Marks: 
cast: into reverse: "PIONEER/LOCK/PATENTED/AUG. 10. 1852"
Description: 
Rectangalar cast iron box lock; ornamented with cast scene in relief of male figure in forest with dog.
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: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group