Miniature Furniture, American Breakfront

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1983
Medium: 
Mahogany, glass, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/4 x 7 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. ( 33.7 x 19.4 x 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Scale model of American breakfront secretary made of mahogany with brass hardware; upper case has two glazed doors and three drawers; lower case has one drawer and two tambour doors.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William P. Yankauer
Object Number: 
1983.37b
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1983
eMuseum Object ID: 
5600
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hippopotamus

Classification: 
Date: 
1875-1925
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 14.6 x 26 x 6 cm )
Description: 
Carved and painted wooden hippopotamus.
Object Number: 
INV.4500
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1925
eMuseum Object ID: 
5261
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Noah's ark

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall (ark): 18 x 9 x 31 in. (45.7 x 22.9 x 78.7 cm) Ark animals variable
Description: 
Wooden Noah's ark; brown painted hull surmounted by building with peaked roof and sliding side; building painted with blue walls, red roof, and features such as windows and doors; fruit and flower border below roof; hollow ark holds carved polychrome animals and Noah's family (6 figures).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1956.101
Gallery Label: 
In nineteenth century America, Noah's arks were popular "Sunday toys," that is, playthings with moral or religious themes that were deemed appropriate for the Sabbath. Most of the arks found in American homes were made in small villages in the Erzgebirge region of Germany. Highly organized cottage industries took advantage of the raw materials provided by the region's deep forests to produce huge quantities of Noah's arks and other wooden and papier mâché toys.
Bibliography: 
Weinstein, Amy A. "Children's toys." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 188-193.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
5211
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Alphabet chips (set)

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 3.2 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
26 circular ivory chips, each with a letter of the alphabet incised and painted on both sides, one side with capitals and one side with lower case; chips housed in cylindrical ivory case with threaded lid with 3 incised and painted flowers and "ABC" inscribed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Object Number: 
1944.243a-bb
Marks: 
incised: in lid: "ABC"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
5171
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Doll

Classification: 
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 11 x 3 in. ( 49.5 x 27.9 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Cloth doll with textile body, painted face and hair; brown checkered woven silk bonnet, brown silk cape with velvet trim, blue and white cotton print dress, black velvet shoes.
Object Number: 
INV.5298
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
4712
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bucket

Classification: 
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 5.4 x 6 cm )
Description: 
Miniature wooden bucket held together with wooden hoops.
Object Number: 
INV.5300
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
4707
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miniature barrel

Classification: 
Date: 
1900-1930
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 7 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Miniature wooden barrel.
Object Number: 
INV.5265
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1930
eMuseum Object ID: 
4643
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Jackstraws (26)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1865
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Each (on average): 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (0.6 x 9.2 cm)
Description: 
Wooden jackstraws in various shapes and sizes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Morris W. Abbott, 1957
Object Number: 
INV.11130a-z
Marks: 
stamped: some pieces stamped with five pointed asterisks (*) hand written: many pieces are hand-numbered in ink
Gallery Label: 
To play jackstraws, the pieces were poured in a heap, and each player in turn tried to remove one at a time without disturbing the rest.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
4220
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Marbles (14)

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1920
Medium: 
Glass, plaster, paint
Dimensions: 
Largest (marble): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Description: 
Collection of 14 marbles, of various sizes and colors: 1 white latticinio core swirl, 2 yellow latticinio core swirls, 1 solid core swirl, 1 ribbon core swirl, 1 end of day panelled onionskin, 2 end of day onionskins, and 6 sulphides; transparent glass sulphide marbles, each with figure inserted: squirrel eating nut, rearing horse on pedestal, cow, sheep, dog (off-center), and fox.
Credit Line: 
Gift of E. Lawrence Sampter
Object Number: 
INV.8071a-n
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
4086
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Magic trick

Classification: 
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Turned baluster-shaped wooden container with black wooden marble and faux wooden marble inside; container painted orange.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.305a-c
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: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
4042
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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