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Carriage (cabriolet)

Carriage (cabriolet)
Title
Carriage (cabriolet)
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Wood, metal, leather, textile, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. ( 31.1 x 52.1 x 22.2 cm )
Description 
Open, four-wheel carriage with folding leather top and front wheel mount that swivels; made of wood with metal trim and green upholstered interior; body is painted black, and wheels and wheel mounts are painted red.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.5210
Marks 
Nadelman collection sticker: "Toy / 64 / ??"; country illegible
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