Wafer iron

Wafer iron
Wafer iron
Wafer iron
Title
Wafer iron
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.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1181
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
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group