Provenance: The Estate of Mrs. Mary Hopkins, previously sold Butterfield & Butterfield, Sherwood Hall, October 5, 1942.
This dresser is part of a larger suite of furniture, comprising also in part a tester bedstead, chaise longue, wardrobe and mantel, that was commissioned by Milton Slocum Latham for his Menlo Park residence, Thurlow Lodge. The remainder of the suite was sold Butterfield & Butterfield, Sherwood Hall October 5, 1942, lots 314, 318, 316 and 322, then sold again, Butterfield & Butterfield, Los Angeles, March 25, 1991, lots 1652-1656.
For a detailed account of this important commission, and images of the interior of Thurlow Lodge, see Katherine Howe, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen and Cathering Hoover Vorsanger, Herter Brothers, Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age, (Harry N. Abrams, New York, pp. 158-161).
The celebrated American Renaissance pier mirror and console from this commission of furniture is now in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Please not that this lot should read American Renaissance, not American Aesthetic, as stated in the print catalog
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