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Cake board

Object Number: 
Z.1888
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 1 in. ( 37.5 x 26.7 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on paper label affixed long side: "992" handwritten in ink: on fragment of paper label affixed to short side: ". . . 172 / [Fre]nch"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden cake board with all over zigzag pattern with raised dots carved on obverse and four-pointed medallion with interlace design carved in one corner of 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