Box lock and key

Box lock and key
Title
Box lock and key
Date 
1700-1750
Medium 
Pine, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 x 12 x 1 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Wooden box lock with trapeziodal iron insert; lock has 'X' shaped receptor.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1196
Marks 
stamped: on side of bolt: "RM"
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