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Basket Maker Booth

Object Number: 
INV.5255a-p
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 )
Marks: 
printed: in gold on purple paper label above storefront: "BASKET MAKER"
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.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group