Chest with drawers

Object Number: 
INV.8524
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood (probably oak), paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 7 3/4 x 6 in. ( 15.2 x 19.7 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Oak chest painted with red and white flowers on yellow ground; floral decoration framed with white, red, and black bands on each side; solid blue back; four bun feet; upper interior cavity painted white and red; front doors swing open revealing five polychromed drawers with turned handles.
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