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n the highly competitive New York market, Kilian Brothers appealed to consumers who wanted to furnish their parlors with fashionable but moderately priced pieces. Their sales catalogue illustrated dozens of ornamental stands, pedestals, easels, tables, and chairs. These parlor accessories were...

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Late 1800s, Adolf and Blanche Weiler, Hartford City, IN; 1929, by inheritance to Harry and Rosina Weiler Kohn; 1984, by inheritance to Susan and Harry Kohn, Jr.; 2007, gift of Susan Kohn to the MFA (Accession date: June 27, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of the Kohn family in loving memory of Harry Kohn, Jr. by Susan G. Kohn, Wendy Kohn and Laurie Kohn

about 1870

Object Place

New York, New York


Overall: 101.6 x 61 x 53.3 cm (40 x 24 x 21 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walnut, ebonized and gilded sections, modern upholstery incorporating section of older (possibly original) upholstery




Furniture, Seating and Beds