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Jumping jack

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Wood, paint, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 in. ( 31.8 x 19 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Wooden jumping jack with carved head, torso, and limbs; painted and incised on both sides to represent clown in costume with black and yellow stripes on arms and legs and black conical hat.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1258
Marks: 
Nadelman collection sticker: "501/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: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
14145
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candle and rush holder

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900-1930
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 1 in. ( 52.7 x 14.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron candle and rushlight holder with circular loop end and two right angles to hinged rushlight clip, curved twisted branch to candleholder, with slit for facilitating wax removal.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1508
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: 
1930
eMuseum Object ID: 
13017
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fat lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 6 x 5 in. ( 55.9 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron circular fat lamp with brass bird finial; wrought iron hook and u-shape handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1534
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: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
13016
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hand-held bull's-eye lantern

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Tin, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 3 1/2 x 4 in. ( 27.9 x 8.9 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Hand-held bull's-eye lantern with narrow cylindrical handle that holds a cylindrical light chamber with bull's eye glass door with a chimney above and clip on back.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1504
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: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
13012
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Chest of drawers

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 9 x 5 in. ( 24.8 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Wood chest of drawers with angled serpentine front, three full-length drawers and one conforming smaller drawer above; chest topped by four finials, painted black; chest painted yellow with detailed red and blue flowers, some with yellow centers, blooming on brown and green stems and vines; on four feet with round casters, painted black.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1382
Marks: 
Nadelman collection sticker: "381"; in second drawer sticker that reads "$20 / 2512L", probably a dealer's sticker
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: 
12901
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candle mold

Classification: 
Date: 
1780-1830
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 27.6 x 7 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron candle mold with four molds arranged in 2 X 2 pattern, and handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1565
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: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
12859
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Iron fork with six prongs

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron fork with six prongs and hollow section at shaft terminus; socket for wooden handle (which was missing when object was donated).
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1359
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: 
12523
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Stillman safety lantern

Classification: 
Date: 
1902
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical font with domed top, circular opening in gold, deep saucer base, strap handle all painted black.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1514
Marks: 
stencilled: in gold on base: "STILLMAN SAFETY/ PAT AU_____. PATS. PENDI"
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: 
1902
eMuseum Object ID: 
12103
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Woodcarving (poodle)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Pine, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 5 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 7.9 x 13.7 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Carved wooden poodle on low, oblong base; painted brown and cream color; cross-hatching on head, front half of body, and tail.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1112
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: 
12072
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Scoop/ladle

Date: 
ca. 1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 × 4 × 8 in. (8.6 × 10.2 × 20.3 cm)
Description: 
Carved treenware scoop with oblong bowl and tapered cylindrical handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1048
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: 
12024
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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