Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1954
Console in walnut with three drawers and woven cane shelf. Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman for Glenn of California, Los Angeles, 1954.
65" L x 18" W x 30" H
165.1cm L x 45.7cm W x 76.2cm H
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Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1948-49
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Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1948
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