Apple parer

Object Number: 
1937.1340
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 × 15 × 12 3/4 in. (22.9 × 38.1 × 32.4 cm)
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group