Pine, leather, brass, textile
Overall: 31 x 26 5/8 x 44 1/4 in. ( 78.7 x 67.6 x 112.4 cm )
Leather-covered pine cradle with edges outlined with brass studs, curved hood, arched foot board, and textile-lined interior; date "1754" in brass tacks on hood; raised on shaped rockers.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
in brass studs: on top of hood: "1754" in brass studs: on back of hood: "I B I"
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.