Apple parer

Apple parer
Title
Apple parer
Date 
ca. 1800-1830
Medium 
Wood, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 x 24 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 61.6 x 11.4 cm )
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
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group