Apple parer

Object Number: 
ca. 1800-1830
Wood, iron
Overall: 6 x 24 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 61.6 x 11.4 cm )
Wooden apple parer; straddle board with rectangular slot for (missing) wheel; two-pronged knife arm mounted on vertical post near middle of board and (missing) turning fork mounted on two posts parallel to end of board.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group