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about 1937
Possibly designed by Jules Buoy
Overall: 75.88 x 151.13 x 60.96 cm (29 7/8 x 59 1/2 x 24 in.)
Nickle-plated metal, painted wood

Classification: Furniture

Object Place: Possibly Hartford, Connecticut

Accession number: 2011.1651

Description: Rectangular top on curved, u-shaped legs in trestle-style

Provenance/Ownership History: Designed and made for the interior of G. Fox Department Store, Hartford, Connecticut. By 1982, owned by Antiquers III, Brookline, Massachusetts; October 30, 1987, purchased from Antiquers III by John Axelrod, Boston, Massachusetts; 2008, promised gift of John Axelrod to the MFA; 2011, gift of John Axelrod to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 2011)

The John Axelrod Collection