Looking glass in frame
Wood, glass, paint
Overall: 16 1/4 x 11 x 1 in. ( 41.3 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm )
handwritten in yellow pencil: on reverse of frame: "GALLERY III" printed: on tag affixed to reverse of frame: "NADELMAN / Collection / 138" handwritten in pencil: on label affixed to reverse of frame: "126"
Rectangular looking glass in painted and veneered wood frame surmounted by arch with squared top framing verre églomisé panel with painted image of basket of flowers; sides and base of frame are indented.
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.