Wood, textile, brass
Overall: 7 x 10 3/4 in. ( 17.8 x 27.3 cm )
Nadelman collection label affixed to interior of lid: "2633/Germ."
Circular lace-making box composed of wooden top and bottom carved with stylized flower design; top has hinged opening for accessing the interior; side is wrapped in padded canvas that is attached to body with brass tacks; piece of partially woven lace is pinned to side of box.
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.