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Lace pillow

Object Number: 
ca. 1788
Wood, textile, iron
Overall: 4 3/4 x 11 in. ( 12.1 x 27.9 cm )
carved: into inside of door: "W/M · F/1788/A M [intertwined]" Nadelman collection label on inside of lid: "1953 / Fr"
Circular lace-making box composed of wooden top and bottom carved with radiating geometric patterns and central six-pointed flower; central hinged door with carved inscription; side is wrapped in green wool that is attached to body with brass tacks.
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
Purchased in Paris, June 1926; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group