Overall: 6 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 6 in. ( 16.5 x 29.2 x 15.2 cm )
Wooden footstool with rectangular platform supported by four octagonal splayed legs; platform with molded edges pierced with 5 inch slot at center.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
written: in ink on label on underside of footstool: "393/Amer"
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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