Patch box with lid

Object Number: 
Z.181ab
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Wood, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 4 in. ( 3.5 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on plaque on front: "C.M." incised: on plaque on sole: "1830" typed: tag found inside box: "NADELMAN/Collection/86" on one side and on other "Patch [?] box/America 1830/[Glesson?]$5-"
Description: 
Carved wooden patch box in the shape of a shoe; sliding lid with finial at top; diamond shaped ivory plaques on sole and front of shoe with inscriptions.
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