Linen press

Object Number: 
1937.1726
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.
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