Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 29, 10am-6pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Box/piggin

Box/piggin
Title
Box/piggin
Date 
ca. 1750-1850
Medium 
Wood, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 6 in. ( 8.3 x 15.2 cm )
Description 
Cylindrical treenware box; wall consists of overlapped oak band joined with rose head wrought iron nails.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1744
Marks 
stamped: on exterior: "1788"
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