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Object Name: Apple parer
Date: 1825-1850
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Medium: Wood, iron
Dimensions: Overall: 9 × 15 × 12 3/4 in. (22.9 × 38.1 × 32.4 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Hand cranked metal spindle with three-tined fork on end; hand operated knife and arm with curved adjustment plate; mounted on board with notched edges on ends and incised lines along lengthwise edges.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1340
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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