Object Name: Snuffbox
Medium: Wood, brass, glass
Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 3.5 x 9.5 x 4.4 cm )
Place made: Europe
Description: Rectangular box with hinged lid; each side decorated with bronze panel with black painted scenes of villages, covered in glass; mirror on reverse of lid.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
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Object Number: INV.7651
Marks: typed: paper label affixed to exterior of box: "25/35/French"
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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman