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Rocking horse

Object Number: 
1937.488
Date: 
1793
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 46 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. ( 76.2 x 118.7 x 34.9 cm )
Marks: 
painted: between runners, front: "1793"
Description: 
Wooden rocking horse with jointed body, composed of side panels, middle sections, and attached head; white horse with dark flowers painted on sides, with legs curving down to bottom of runners, red painted saddle and bit; scrolled foliate decoration on runners; carved pommel with yellow and red painted decoration; plain foot rests at each side of body.
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