Pressing iron

Pressing iron
Title
Pressing iron
Date 
1750-1850
Medium 
Iron, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 x 8 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 22.9 x 22.5 x 13 cm )
Description 
Wrought iron pressing iron with hinged lid and turned wood handle; edge of body features semi heart shaped cut-out decoration; S-shaped iron support attached to interior of bottom; lid closes with hook latch.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1363
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