An American Aesthetic ebonized, parcel gilt, maple and burl inlaid dresser<BR />Herter Brothers, New York<BR />circa 1872
Lot 1132W
An American Aesthetic ebonized, parcel gilt, maple and burl inlaid dresser
Herter Brothers, New York
circa 1872
Sold for US$ 21,250 inc. premium
Lot Details
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An American Aesthetic ebonized, parcel gilt, maple and burl inlaid dresser
Herter Brothers, New York
circa 1872
height 92in (233cm); width 54in (137cm);depth 24in (61cm)

Footnotes

  • 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.

Saleroom notices

  • Please not that this lot should read American Renaissance, not American Aesthetic, as stated in the print catalog
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