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Candle lantern

Object Number: 
1937.1530
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Iron, tin, plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. ( 13.3 x 8.9 x 7.9 cm )
Description: 
Toile (varnish sheet iron) and tinned sheet iron lantern with arm for candle which swings outside of box for lighting; plastic or mica glazing on two sides; pierced ventilation holes on top and bottom.
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