Wafer iron

Object Number: 
1937.1181
Date: 
1720-1820
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 85.1 x 21 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron wafer iron; rectangular plates and tapering handles; interior of both plates are impressed with leaves, flowers, and a house and a grid pattern.
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.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 303
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group