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Object Name: Snuffbox
Date: 1800-1830
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
Possibly: France
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
Object Number: INV.7651
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Marks: typed: paper label affixed to exterior of box: "25/35/French"

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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