Lantern

Object Number: 
Z.2051
Date: 
ca. 1840-90
Medium: 
Iron, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. ( 86.4 x 31.8 x 31.8 cm )
Description: 
Large sheet iron oil or possibly candle lantern; elaborate, multi-tiered top with heart-shaped piercings, capped by diamond-shaped finial; lower frame with scalloped, openwork trim surrounding top and four trapezoidal sides, three with fixed glass panels and one with a glass door, joining a small square base with heart-shaped piercings; traces of red paint; attached chain not original.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group