Candle and rush holder

Object Number: 
1937.1508
Date: 
ca. 1900-1930
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 1 in. ( 52.7 x 14.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron candle and rushlight holder with circular loop end and two right angles to hinged rushlight clip, curved twisted branch to candleholder, with slit for facilitating wax removal.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group