A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco circa 1878

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Lot 898W
A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair
Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco
circa 1878

Sold for US$ 23,750 inc. premium

The Elegant Home

15 Nov 2016, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair
Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco
circa 1878
The rectangular back inlaid with a butterfly and flowering branches (later over-upholstered), within turned reel borders and turned supports with carved foliate spandrels, the flared rectangular seat raised on tapered cylindrical legs joined by reeded rails, decorated overall in the recesses and in sienna, impressed on the underside of the side rail 4660.
height 34 1/4in (87cm); width 17 1/2in (44.5cm); depth of seat 16 1/2in (42cm)

Footnotes

  • Another chair in this pattern was exhibited in Herter Brothers- Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age, a traveling exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Voorsanger, Frelinghausen and Howe, Harry Abrams, Inc., 1994, no. 25, page 177.

    A matching chair, thought to be the mate to the present example, is now in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 2000.4.

    Another chair in this pattern is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Max Palevsky, Camilla Chandler Frost, Nancy Daly, and members of the Decorative Arts Council in honor of Leslie Greene Bowman (AC1998.55.1)

    A pair of inlaid maple pedestals also commissioned for the Drawing Room of the Mark Hopkins residence, sold Butterfields, Los Angeles, March 25, 1991, lot 1646.

    The Mark Hopkins inlaid maple salon table also commissioned for the Drawing Room of the Mark Hopkins residence, sold Bonhams, Los Angeles, December 7, 2015, lot 1460.
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A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco circa 1878
A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco circa 1878
A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco circa 1878
A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco circa 1878
A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco circa 1878
A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco circa 1878
A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco circa 1878
A fine American parcel paint decorated giltwood and marquetry inlaid side chair Executed by Herter Brothers, New York, most likely commissioned for the Mark Hopkins residence, San Francisco circa 1878
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