Snuffbox

Snuffbox
Title
Snuffbox
Date 
1800-1850
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 6.4 x 4.4 cm )
Description 
Rectangular wooden snuffbox with hinged lid; carved panels on all sides contain stylized decoration.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.7655
Marks 
typed: collector's label affixed to bottom of interior: "1951/Fr"
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