Matchbox

Matchbox
Title
Matchbox
Date 
1800-1850
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 4 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 11.7 x 5.4 cm )
Description 
Carved wooden matchbox with puzzle lid; opening box requires turning lower half of lid, then pushing upper half down and rotating it; box carved with a single flower and stem on both cover and bottom.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.7652
Marks 
typed: paper label affixed to interior: "1950/Fr"
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