Chest of drawers

Object Number: 
1937.1384
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 13.3 x 9.5 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Chest composed of three full-length rectangular drawers with faceted blue glass pulls; drawer fronts painted with clusters of house with orange roof tops; white vines painted around perimeter of drawers and on drawer dividers.
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