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Wall lamp

Object Number: 
1937.1512
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Iron, tin, brass, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 7/8 x 3 x 5 5/8 in. ( 25.1 x 7.6 x 14.3 cm )
Description: 
Tin sheet iron oil lamp; painted box-shaped section which attaches to wall contains fuel reservoir; brass wick socket and shade (shade missing).
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