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Snuffbox

Object Number: 
INV.5469
Date: 
1830-1870
Medium: 
Papier-mâché, straw
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 3.2 x 9.8 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
Nadelman collection label, "1074"
Description: 
Oval cylindrical snuffbox made of papier-mâché with cut straw applied to surface; with floral motifs on ends and on oval hinged lid and diamond patterning on reverse.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group