Cake board

Cake board
Title
Cake board
Date 
1780-1830
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/2 x 12 in. ( 1.3 x 30.5 cm )
Description 
Circular wooden cake board elaborately carved with image of the Nativity surrounded by a border of leaves, flowers, and birds.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.1010
Marks 
handwritten in ink: on paper collector's label affixed to reverse: "2223 / Swiss" stamped in ink: on reverse: "THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / FOLK ARTS COLLECTION / November 17, 1937"
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