Overall: 30 1/2 x 59 x 20 1/2 in. ( 77.5 x 149.9 x 52.1 cm )
Pine chest; plain lid with applied molding; face of chest with two large square panels with three smaller rectangular panels in center and to each side; large panels have flat geometric carving in square reserves; inlaid "1741" across panels; shaped front and side skirts, large bracket feet; interior storage till on right side; wrought-iron lock and hinges.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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