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Snuffbox

Snuffbox
Snuffbox
Title
Snuffbox
Date 
1750-1825
Medium 
Wood, metal, ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 5 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 4.8 x 14.6 x 3.5 cm )
Description 
Carved wooden snuffbox in the shape of a shoe; decorated with inlaid metal wire and bands and scrolls; hinged lid bears oval ivory medallion carved with profile of king with a crown.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.7660
Marks 
typed: paper label affixed to interior: "1955/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