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Box or chest

Object Number: 
Z.4
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 )
Marks: 
Adhesive label printed "Nadelman Collection" and "227".
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.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group