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Still Life of Flowers in a Paper Cone on a Table

Classification: 
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, outlined in black ink and overmatted in card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 12 in. ( 20.6 x 30.5 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Plant study
Credit Line: 
Elie Nadelman, Museum of Folk Arts, Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York
Object Number: 
1937.1793
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.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
45796
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tobacco box

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Tin, brass, paint, gold leaf
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 22.2 x 18.4 cm )
Description: 
Japanned tin tobacco holder with gold, white, and red floral decoration on black ground; oval container with serpentine edge attached to base shaped like a tray, with four rudimentary paw feet on underside; flat lid with slight downward curve and urn-shaped brass finial; sheet metal insert with ring handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1538a-c
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
45795
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Washington Wearing the Medal of the Cincinnati

Classification: 
Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Reverse painting on glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 9 x 1/8 in. ( 29.2 x 22.9 x 0.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.333
Marks: 
On reverse of frame: Collection label with "1450" in ink.
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
45484
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Portrait of Man

Classification: 
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 in. ( 6.4 x 5.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.461
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
45479
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Woodcarving (parrot on "basket" of flowers)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Pine, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 11.1 x 8.6 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Yellow bird with red and black spots; cactus with red and yellow berries and green leaves (two leaves missing).
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1113
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Bibliography: 
Black, Mary C., "Make believe and make do: American children's toys," Antiques, December 1962, pp. 620-623. Christensen, Erwin O., Early American Wood Carving. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1952, pp. 104-105. Christensen, Erwin O., The Index of American Design. New York, Macmillan, 1950, pp. 135-137. Flower, Milton E., "Wilhelm Schimmel and Aaron Mountz wood carvers," [exhibition catalog], Williamsburg, Va. : Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, 1965. Lichten, Frances, Folk Art of Rural Pennsylvania. New York, C. Scribner's sons; London, C. Scribner's sons, ltd., 1946. p. 115. Robacker, Earl F., "Pennsylvania German Wood Carvings," Antiques, June 1946, pp. 369-371.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
45478
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flower pot

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 17.1 cm )
Description: 
Wheelthrown redware flower pot with attached saucer; covered in buff colored slip and mottled brown glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1419
Marks: 
impressed: on obverse: "JOHN BELL/WAYNESBORO"
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
45425
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lantern

Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Tinned sheet iron, horn
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. ( 34.3 x 15.6 x 15.6 cm )
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron lantern of octagonal shape with hinged door; eight panels with gothic arch cut-outs backed with horn; "ENGINEER" in cut-out letters on top of each panel; removable oil lamp with loop handle and chain slides out of holder in base of lantern.
Credit Line: 
Purchase from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1536
Marks: 
inscribed: on outside of lantern: "Belle... 1840 Vol Dept F.P.M."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
45281
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Martin Van Buren

Classification: 
Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Reverse painting on glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/8 x 7 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 23.8 x 18.1 x 0.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.335
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
45259
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Match safe

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 4 5/8 x 1 in. ( 13.3 x 11.7 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Mountable match holder with rectangular framed back plate voided large letters, two faceted holders with front scratch panel; top and bottom ring for nails.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.2917
Marks: 
pierced: on back plate: "MATCHES" pierced: on front: "BURNT", "GOOD"
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
45192
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
Early 19th century
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. ( 31.1 x 18.1 cm )
Description: 
Brass "hog scraper" candlestick with saucer base and shell handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1491
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
45191
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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