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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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Marks

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

Provenance

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

1850–57

Object Place

New York, United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1983.325

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, rosewood veneer

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Tables, Stands, and Screens