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Box on stand

Box on stand
Box on stand
Box on stand
Box on stand
Wood, metal
Overall: 8 5/8 x 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 21.9 x 26 x 14 cm )
Wooden storage box on stand, with canted sides tapering in to top of stand, dovetailed joints, ball-and-ring turned legs connected by stretcher, and ball feet; detachable lid with cornice.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
Adhesive sticker (Nadelman collection) on underside: "232 / Fr"
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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group