Box with needles

Box with needles
Title
Box with needles
Date 
ca. 1840
Medium 
Teak, textile, steel
Dimensions 
Box: 8 1/2 in. ( 21.6 cm ) Part (needle size 1): 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) Part (needle size 2): 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) Part (n
Description 
Four sizes of needles housed in two-piece tubular case with rope fancywork cover.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1370a-f
Marks 
stamped: near point and three needles: "R. (or A.?) HEMMING & SON"
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