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Chest of drawers

Chest of drawers
Title
Chest of drawers
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.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1384
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