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Linen press

Linen press
Title
Linen press
Date 
1700-1720
Medium 
Oak
Dimensions 
Overall: 42 3/4 x 30 x 22 in. ( 108.6 x 76.2 x 55.9 cm )
Description 
Oak linen press; rectangular frame with molded cornice and two turned finials supporting vertical screw shaft attached to pressing board; base in the form of a low rectangular case containing a single drawer with molded face and two pendant oval pulls; turned ornament applied to front of case on either side of drawer.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1726
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