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Box or chest

Box or chest
Title
Box or chest
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 19 1/8 x 13 1/4 in. ( 31.1 x 48.6 x 33.7 cm )
Description 
Wood box with curved hinged lid, rectangular metal escutcheon; painted decoration consisting of flower buds, leaves, and ribbons in green, red, and white; unfinished interior.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
Z.4
Marks 
Adhesive label printed "Nadelman Collection" and "227".
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