A Fine American Aesthetic inlaid and carved rosewood bookcase<br>Commissioned for the Edward Dayton residence, executed by Herter Brothers, New York, circa 1880
Lot 1216W
A fine American Aesthetic inlaid and carved rosewood bookcase
possibly commissioned for the Edward Dayton residence, executed by Herter Brothers, New York
circa 1880
Sold for US$ 30,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Fine American Aesthetic inlaid and carved rosewood bookcase<br>Commissioned for the Edward Dayton residence, executed by Herter Brothers, New York, circa 1880 A Fine American Aesthetic inlaid and carved rosewood bookcase<br>Commissioned for the Edward Dayton residence, executed by Herter Brothers, New York, circa 1880 A Fine American Aesthetic inlaid and carved rosewood bookcase<br>Commissioned for the Edward Dayton residence, executed by Herter Brothers, New York, circa 1880 A Fine American Aesthetic inlaid and carved rosewood bookcase<br>Commissioned for the Edward Dayton residence, executed by Herter Brothers, New York, circa 1880 A Fine American Aesthetic inlaid and carved rosewood bookcase<br>Commissioned for the Edward Dayton residence, executed by Herter Brothers, New York, circa 1880 A Fine American Aesthetic inlaid and carved rosewood bookcase<br>Commissioned for the Edward Dayton residence, executed by Herter Brothers, New York, circa 1880
Lot Details
A fine American Aesthetic inlaid and carved rosewood bookcase
possibly commissioned for the Edward Dayton residence, executed by Herter Brothers, New York
circa 1880
In three sections, centered by three bookcase doors flanked by two tower and two shorter doors, each with three-quarter spindle gallery, the tower doors drawer and cabinet fronts carved with foliate sprigs and inlaid with flowering cherry branches and sprigs, raised on a plinth base, the reverse stamed HERTER BRO'S, inscribed in pencil 342 Dayton.
height 68in (173cm); length 145in (369.3cm); depth 21in (53.3cm)

Footnotes

  • Edward Dayton maintained a property in East Hampton named Dayton Creeks bordered by two creeks and Georgica Pond. In 1894, he sold 70 acres of the peninsula to Mary Miles Herter. Upon Mary's passing, the estate was inherited by Albert and Adele Herter, artists and interior designers who built an Italianate manor house. Their son, Christian Herter, became Governor of Massachusetts and later United States Secretary of State. Herter gave ten acres of the estate as well as the old Dayton house to Harry Easer, who was estate manager for many years.

    Mr. Easer sold it in 1950 to Ms. Gordon Livingston. She retired to Antigua in 1995,and left the Captain Dayton house to the Nature Conservancy, which later sold the property to Ronald Perelman.
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