Overall: 8 x 14 1/2 x 1 in. ( 20.3 x 36.8 x 2.5 cm )
carved: on obverse: "MANHATTAN" (above fire engine) and "8" (2 times on engine)
carved: on reverse: ""SUPERIOR" (above fire engine) and "17" (on engine)
Rectangular wooden (possibly mahogany) cake board carved on one side with image of three firemen pulling Manhattan fire engine number 8 within a swag and star oval frame; reverse carved with image of three firemen pulling Superior fire engine number 17 within an oval foliate frame.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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