Snuffbox with lid

Object Number: 
INV.7681ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 1.9 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in low relief: letters of the alphabet typed: tag inside: "NADELMAN/Collection/1124"
Description: 
Circular wooden snuffbox with carved decoration on lid; central medallion carved with two-headed falcon with crown at top; the medallion is bounded by a band with the letters of the alphabet; outer most band carved with alternating horses and hearts.
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