Basket Maker Booth

Basket Maker Booth
Title
Basket Maker Booth
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Wood, wicker, paper, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 5/8 x 9 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. ( 21.9 x 24.1 x 14.3 cm )
Description 
Miniature basket maker's stall made of wood, with sloping roof and one open side with low counter; eighteen wicker baskets are inside, either hanging from rafters or stacked.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.5255
Marks 
printed: in gold on purple paper label above storefront: "BASKET MAKER"
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