Butter mold

Date: 
ca. 1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 7 x 3 1/2 in. ( 12.1 x 17.8 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Turned treenware butter mold with baluster handle and semi-circular base carved with a cross-hatched heart between leaves.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1568
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: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
7252
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Roach trap

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 5 in. ( 8.6 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Beehive-shaped redware cockroach trap with small hole in side near foot and top shaped like an inverted cone with a hole at center; sides unglazed with reeding from top to bottom; top (inverted cone) smooth and covered with clear glaze.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1729
Gallery Label: 
Cockroaches were as much of a nuisance in the nineteenth century as they are today. This ceramic "roach motel" was an inventive solution to the pest problem. The hole near the bottom edge of the hollow trap was corked, then a bait of sweet, sticky molasses was poured into the hole on top. Insects lured by the scent would climb the unglazed, ribbed outside wall to the funnel-shaped well, which was glazed and therefore slippery; then they would slide down into the hole and end up trapped inside.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
7247
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Unidentified Woman: Silhouette

Classification: 
Date: 
c. 1800
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, and black ink and watercolor
Dimensions: 
frame: 5 3/8 x 4 5/8 x 5/8 in. ( 13.7 x 11.7 x 1.6 cm ) image: 3 11/16 x 2 7/8 in. ( 9.4 x 7.3 cm )
Description: 
Silhouette: Half-length female figure in right-facing profile; head hollow-cut by hand from brown paper with black textile backing; painted costume consisting of ochre dress with wide collar and pink ribbon tie below chin; linear detailing in black ink; rectangular wood frame.
Credit Line: 
Elie Nadelman, Museum of Folk Arts, Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York
Object Number: 
Z.2524
Marks: 
stamped: on back of frame: "THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / FOLK ARTS COLLECTION / November 17, 1937" typewritten label: on back of frame: "Unidentified / Silhouette" inscribed in crayon: on back of frame: "GALLERY III" inscribed in pencil: on back o
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: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
7243
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 1 1/2 x 1 in. ( 17.8 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Wood spoon with ovoid bowl, twisted stem with cartouche surmounted by a rooster.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.105
Inscriptions: 

hand-written written: paper label affixed to stem reverse: "2618 / Eng."

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: 
7202
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Armchair

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1810
Medium: 
Oak
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 x 23 x 16 in. ( 88.9 x 58.4 x 40.6 cm )
Description: 
Bow-back Windsor armchair with continously bowed crest rail and arms; fifteen turned spindles; saddle seat peaked at the front; raked, bamboo-turned legs reinforced by side and medial stretchers.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1791
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: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
7197
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Butter mold

Date: 
ca. 1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 × 2 3/4 in. (12.7 × 7 cm)
Description: 
Turned treenware butter mold with knob handle and circular base carved with a central V-cut tulip surrounded by four tulip buds and three six-pointed stars; sawtooth border around edge of circle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1576
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: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
7193
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Butter mold

Date: 
ca. 1775-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 × 5 1/4 in. (11.1 × 13.3 cm)
Description: 
Carved treenware butter mold with cylindrical handle attached to circular base with carved six-pointed star on the underside.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1350
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: 
7188
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Saucer (Tea bowl)

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. ( 3.2 x 14.9 cm )
Description: 
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") saucer with sponged on blue underglaze and hand painted red flowers with green leaves at center.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.726b
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: 
7140
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup (Tea bowl)

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. ( 6.4 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
Molded pearlware ("spatterware") with splayed walls with sponged-on blue underglaze and hand-painted red stylized flower, green leaves on side.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.726a
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: 
7137
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Funnel

Date: 
ca. 1725-1825
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. ( 19 x 12.1 cm )
Description: 
Turned and carved treenware funnel with molded rim and tapered shaft.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1598
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: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
7133
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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