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May 16, 2013

Table from John’s Place

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Table from John's Place

Table used between 1945 and 1960 at John’s Place (Yuen Faung Low), a Chinese restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Opened in 1883 as the Canton Cafe, it was the first Chinese restaurant in the state. The table features floral and bird mother-of-pearl marquetry on its legs, apron and the frame around the off-white marble slab top. The square columnar legs terminate in block feet; the apron incorporates Chinese ideograms into its inlay.

For details, view the table in our online collections database.

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