Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2012

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Art of the Americas: July 2011–June 2012


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Pair of vitrines

about 1937
Each vitrine: 172.72 x 77.15 x 46.36 cm (68 x 30 3/8 x 18 1/4 in.)
Nickle-plated metal, painted wood, glass

Classification: Furniture

Object Place: Possibly Hartford, Connecticut

Accession number: 2011.1650.1-2

Description: Store cases made for G. Fox, a Hartford, CT department store

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