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Child's armchair

Object Number: 
INV.4493
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 15 x 9 in. ( 61 x 38.1 x 22.9 cm )
Marks: 
Adhesive sticker (Nadelman collection) on underside of seat: "1641 / Amer" Graphite on underside of seat: "1641 / Amer"
Description: 
Child's wooden armchair of plank construction; backboard with double-lobed top; side boards carved to form arms and wings; trapezoidal seat.
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: 
Anderson Galleries, Fuessenich Sale, October 1925 (cat. 56); The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group