A Victorian 'Aesthetic Movement' ivory and fruitwood inlaid, ebonised and cloisonne enamel bedside cabinet
Lot 5WY
Herter Brothers, attributed An Aesthetic Movement Ebonised Bedside Cabinet, circa 1880
Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,894) inc. premium
Lot Details
Herter Brothers, attributed
An Aesthetic Movement Ebonised Bedside Cabinet, circa 1880
inlaid with ivory and fruitwood, the channelled rectangular top above a stylised leaf and flower frieze and a circular panelled door inset with a cloisonné plaque decorated with exotic flowers and butterflies, on square supports
51.5cm wide, 41cm deep, 69cm high

Footnotes

  • Gustave and Christian Herter founded their own furniture and upholstery firm in New York in the late 1850s/ early 1860s, having immigrated from Stuttgart, Germany. Their designs embraced the emerging fashions of the Renaissance Revival, Gothic Revival and the Aesthetic Movement. It is the later for which the firm are best known today. Their reputation and commissions went to the very height of American society, with Presidents Grant and Roosevelt commissioning the firm to furnish the Red and East Rooms of the Whitehouse, respectively.

    For further information, please see the publication that coincided with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 1995 exhibition 'Herter Brothers: Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age' by Katherine S. Howe et al., published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. New York, (in association with the museum of Fine Art, Houston), 1994.
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