Plane

Plane
Title
Plane
Date 
ca. 1739
Medium 
Wood, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 41.3 x 12.1 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
N-YHS Museum Collection Carved wooden plane composed of a rectangular stock with an iron blade inserted across the center and six smaller scribing blades above it; the underside of the stock has raised rails and the front side has a carved date and initials; square hanging hole in stock.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1751
Marks 
carved: into the stock: "1739/DF"
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