Snuffbox

Object Number: 
INV.7655
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 )
Marks: 
typed: collector's label affixed to bottom of interior: "1951/Fr"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden snuffbox with hinged lid; carved panels on all sides contain stylized decoration.
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