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Rocking horse

Object Number: 
1937.499
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, Fir (by microanalysis); paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 x 36 3/4 x 14 in. ( 58.4 x 93.3 x 35.6 cm )
Description: 
Wooden rocking horse with long rectangular seat, carved head painted black and white, and carved tail painted black; runners are painted green and decorated with ribbon and floral swags.
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.
Bibliography: 
Weinstein, Amy A. "Children's toys." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 188-193.
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