Apple parer

Object Number: 
1937.1338
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 24 x 12 1/2 in. ( 19.7 x 61 x 31.8 cm )
Description: 
Simple, wooden, hand-cracked spindle with two-tined fork on end planted on straddle board; swivel knife and arm missing.
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