Sewing clamp with drawer and pincushion

Object Number: 
1937.1610a-c
Date: 
ca. 1820
Medium: 
Maple, metal, wool
Dimensions: 
overall (box only): 6 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 in. ( 16.2 x 11.1 x 11.1 cm )
Description: 
Maplewood sewing clamp with one drawer at the front and an embroidered wool felt pincushion on top applied with brass tacks; below is an arm which holds a thumbscrew to attach the box to the side of a table.
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