Chest of drawers

Object Number: 
1937.1382
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 9 x 5 in. ( 24.8 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
Nadelman collection sticker: "381"; in second drawer sticker that reads "$20 / 2512L", probably a dealer's sticker
Description: 
Wood chest of drawers with angled serpentine front, three full-length drawers and one conforming smaller drawer above; chest topped by four finials, painted black; chest painted yellow with detailed red and blue flowers, some with yellow centers, blooming on brown and green stems and vines; on four feet with round casters, painted black.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group