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Object Name: Apple parer
Date: ca. 1800-1830
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Medium: Wood, iron
Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 24 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 61.6 x 11.4 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Wooden apple parer; straddle board with rectangular slot for (missing) wheel; two-pronged knife arm mounted on vertical post near middle of board and (missing) turning fork mounted on two posts parallel to end of board.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1336
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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