Floor Closure

The second floor of the Museum will be closed Saturday, December 16.

Needlework

Object Number: 
INV.1080
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Cotton, silk, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 16.8 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Vertical rectangular embroidered picture in various colors of silk floss applied to wooden board; two figures in colonial dress in center; stitches include satin, outline and knots.
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: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group