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Coffee Table (France), ca. 1936–40

This is a Coffee table. It was designed by Jean-Michel Frank. It is dated ca. 1936–40 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is wood, painted gesso. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Forsythe Sherfesee and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee.

  • Desk (France), 1930–35
  • joined wood, cut, pressed and dyed shagreen, carved ivory.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee.
  • 1968-144-13-a/g

Its dimensions are

35 x 75 x 45 cm (13 3/4 x 29 1/2 x 17 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Coffee Table (France), ca. 1936–40; Designed by Jean-Michel Frank (French, 1895–1941); wood, painted gesso; 35 x 75 x 45 cm (13 3/4 x 29 1/2 x 17 11/16 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee; 1968-144-9

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