Leather, iron, brass, oak, paper
Overall: 9 1/2 x 19 x 12 in. ( 24.1 x 48.3 x 30.5 cm )
Wooden rectangular trunk with wrought iron bail handle and rectangular escutcheon, covered with brown leather held in place by brass tacks that form decorative motifs and borders; front escutcheon flanked by two large flowers; interior lined with paper printed in blue and white with large serpentine foliage and pomegranate pattern; braided and knotted string forms safety catch.
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.