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Alexander Roux was one of the elite New York cabinetmakers of French and German descent who supplied high-style furniture in the latest fashions to wealthy patrons in New York and beyond. Having emigrated from France in 1835, Roux quickly established his business, first as an upholsterer and...

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Stencilled label on back: "From / A. Roux / French / Cabinet Maker / Nos. 479 & 481 Broadway / New York"


According to the dealer, the table was part of the original furnishings in the home of Charles Eliot Tilton (1827-1901) in Tilton, N.H. Sold to the MFA by E. J. Canton, dealer in 19th century decorative arts (818 Morris Ave., Lutherville, MD) in 1983.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund


Object Place

New York, United States


Overall: 80 x 137.2 x 61.6 cm (31 1/2 x 54 x 24 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood, rosewood veneer




Furniture, Tables, Stands, and Screens