Object Name: Snuffbox
Dimensions: Overall: 1 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 6.4 x 4.4 cm )
Description: Rectangular wooden snuffbox with hinged lid; carved panels on all sides contain stylized decoration.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
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Object Number: INV.7655
Marks: typed: collector's label affixed to bottom of interior: "1951/Fr"
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