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Box lock and bolt plate

Box lock and bolt plate
Title
Box lock and bolt plate
Date 
1852-1880
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
overall: 4 1/4 x 4 5/8 x 1 /2 in.
Description 
Rectangalar cast iron box lock; ornamented with cast scene in relief of male figure in forest with dog.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1195ab
Marks 
cast: into reverse: "PIONEER/LOCK/PATENTED/AUG. 10. 1852"
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