Iron, wood (possibly maple)
Overall: 8 x 10 3/4 x 4 in. ( 20.3 x 27.3 x 10.2 cm )
Cast iron charcoal burning pressing iron with reeded chimney with "3" cast into top, turned wood handle, and face of Vulcan cast into vent door.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
This pressing iron was probably used in a tailor's shop or laundry, rather than in a home. It 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 displa