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Object Name: Snuffbox
Date: 1830-1870
Medium: Papier-mâché, straw
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 3.2 x 9.8 x 5.4 cm )
Place made: Europe
Description: Oval cylindrical snuffbox made of papier-mâché with cut straw applied to surface; with floral motifs on ends and on oval hinged lid and diamond patterning on reverse.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: INV.5469
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Marks: Nadelman collection label, "1074"

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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


"The British in New York Since 1770," New-York Historical Society, October 9, 2001-January 13, 2002.