Needlework

Title:
Needlework
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Silk, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 14 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 45.7 x 36.8 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Vertical rectangular needlework (beaded) picture on silk taffeta ground depicting a floral arrangement of a variety of multi-colored flowers in an urn-shaped vase sitting on a table mat.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1144
Marks: 
beaded: bottom, above table mat: "Esther Bordarier" handwritten: across bottom: "Fait pour le 1er Janvier 1838 chez Madame Dombald à la Cension"
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