Lard lamps on stand

Object Number: 
1937.1507
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Iron, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 6 in. ( 46 x 13.3 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Iron tripod stand that holds two opposing fat lamp pans; spring holds the lamps at various heights desired; the central rod is looped at the end for carrying and hanging.
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