Coffeepot

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1860
Medium: 
Tin, ebony
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 6 in. ( 31.1 x 26.7 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Baluster-shaped tin coffeepot with seam at middle, molded, semi-fluted spout, reinforced strap handle, semi-domed hinged lid with turned ebony finial; body decorated with punched, stippled image of pot of flowers and interweaving bands around body.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.467
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.
Provenance: 
Purchased from John Barrett Kerfoot (Ehrich Galleries, 1925?); The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
29225
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cheese strainer

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 8 x 8 in. ( 17.8 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Sheet iron cheese strainer with two attached handles and three feet, shaped in flower form and decorated with regular pattern of punched holes and punched initials on bottom.
Object Number: 
INV.14876
Marks: 
punched: on base: "V A"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
29140
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Argand lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 7 in. ( 49.5 x 41.3 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Brass double-arm Argand lamp, cruciform design with urn-shaped reservoir on top, two carved arms that extend from the vertical mid-point terminating in burners on either side, and a square base with three tiers, multiple projecting moldings, and gilded rosettes on each side; each urn is topped by a removable ring that is pierced and gilded and supports a pair of eagles; urn has gilded lotus finials.
Object Number: 
INV.640b
Marks: 
molded: in relief near base of each burner: "B. GARDINER/N. YORK"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
28891
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Argand lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 7 in. ( 49.5 x 41.3 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Brass double-arm Argand lamp, cruciform design with urn-shaped reservoir on top, two carved arms that extend from the vertical mid-point terminating in burners on either side, and a square base with three tiers, multiple projecting moldings, and gilded rosettes on each side; each urn is topped by a removable ring that is pierced and gilded and supports a pair of eagles; urn has gilded lotus finials.
Object Number: 
INV.640a
Marks: 
molded: in relief near base of each burner: "B. GARDINER/N. YORK"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
28890
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Argand lamps

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 7 in. ( 49.5 x 41.3 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Pair of brass, double-arm Argand lamps, cruciform design with urn-shaped reservoir on top, two carved arms that extend from the vertical mid-point terminating in burners on either side, and a square base with three tiers, multiple projecting moldings, and gilded rosettes on each side; each urn is stopped by a removable ring that is pierced and gilded and supports a pair of eagles; urns have gilded lotus finials.
Object Number: 
INV.640ab
Marks: 
molded: in relief near base of each burner: "B. GARDINER/N. YORK"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
28889
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Trivet

Classification: 
Date: 
1875-1876
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 25.1 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Cast iron trivet; triangular shape with central rondel with relief image of Washington; on three legs; handle with terminal shaped like stylized ionic capitol.
Object Number: 
1936.414
Gallery Label: 
This trivet was used to support a pressing iron, and was probably made for the Centennial in 1876.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1876
eMuseum Object ID: 
27075
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pressing iron

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1852
Medium: 
Cast iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 21.6 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Cast iron charcoal iron with removable upper section to access iron interior used to burn coal; upper section has a cylindrical neck for steam to escape and a turned wooden handle; rear has riveted escutcheon decorated with bearded face in relief that conceals opening for igniting coal.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1931.65
Marks: 
maker's mark: in relief beneath handle: "W.B. CUMMINGS./N. TALIAFERRA./& E. BLESS./PATENTED 1852"
Gallery Label: 
This type of pressing iron is also called a "tailor's goose."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1852
eMuseum Object ID: 
26900
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Trivet

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. ( 2.2 x 11.4 x 22.2 cm )
Description: 
Cast brass trivet on three feet; handle with image of heart and monogram vertically set in individual spaces "C / H / F", border in shape of bricks set in horseshoe shape with masonic symbols inside horseshoe of a star, square, and compass with "G" at the center.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1936.413
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
26898
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Trammel hook

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 48 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 123.2 x 26.7 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Forged iron trammel, sawtooth type, with adjustable slider attached at top with hinge and at bottom to curled crosspiece or handle with knobs at each end; trammel tapers to decorative elements of scrolling curves extending from top and forming a heart cut-out, repeating heart cut-out just below teeth; iron turned up at bottom to form broad hook.
Object Number: 
INV.242
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
26808
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wax jack/taper jack

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 3 x 2 1/8 in. ( 7.6 x 7.6 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical can with flat base, strap handle rounded top with round cylindrical opening in center of top, both painted black with fine brown reeding and star borders; inside contains coiled beeswax candle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Object Number: 
1945.326
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
19129
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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