Overall: 16 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 41.3 x 12.1 x 3.2 cm )
carved: into the stock: "1739/DF"
Carved wooden plane composed of a rectangular stock with an iron blade inserted across the center and six smaller scribing blades above it; the underside of the stock has raised rails and the front side has a carved date and initials; square hanging hole in stock.
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
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.