Wood box containing six iron locks

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Iron, brass, pigment
Box: 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 14 x 8.9 x 9.5 cm ) Part (smallest key): 2 x 1 5/8 in. (5.1 x 4.1 cm) Part (largest
inscribed: on one of larger locks: "PATENT"
Non descript wood box, no lid, with three large iron padlocks: one with key, two with some black paint; three smaller padlocks in varying sizes and shapes: one green, one black, and two with brass keyhole covers.
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
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group