Wood, Fir (by microanalysis); paint
Overall: 23 x 36 3/4 x 14 in. ( 58.4 x 93.3 x 35.6 cm )
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.
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.
Weinstein, Amy A. "Children's toys." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 188-193.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.