Herter Brothers (1864-1906); attributed to Fire Screencirca 1880-1900carved and ebonized cherry, glass, alabaster, velvet and embroidered textile, on castersheight 56in (142cm); width 33 1/2in (85cm); depth 16in (41cm)

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Lot 30W
Herter Brothers (1864-1906)
Fire Screen
circa 1880-1900
carved and ebonized cherry, glass, alabaster, velvet and embroidered textile, on casters
height 56in (142cm); width 33 1/2in (85cm); depth 16in (41cm)

Sold for US$ 10,075 inc. premium
Herter Brothers (1864-1906)
Fire Screen
circa 1880-1900
carved and ebonized cherry, glass, alabaster, velvet and embroidered textile, on casters
height 56in (142cm); width 33 1/2in (85cm); depth 16in (41cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Christie's, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

    A striking example of 19th century Aestheticism, together with other similarly designed pieces in the collection, such as the stool, lot 40. This rare and unusual screen blends Near and Far Eastern inspiration. The Anglo-Japanese style frame incorporates fragments of early Indian textiles and encloses an unusually large gesso and alabaster 'Alhambra' plaque similar to those produced in Granada and sold to visitors touring the Alhambra and southern Spain around the turn of the century (see for example Bonhams London, 11 June 2020 lot 125).
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Herter Brothers (1864-1906); attributed to Fire Screencirca 1880-1900carved and ebonized cherry, glass, alabaster, velvet and embroidered textile, on castersheight 56in (142cm); width 33 1/2in (85cm); depth 16in (41cm)
Herter Brothers (1864-1906); attributed to Fire Screencirca 1880-1900carved and ebonized cherry, glass, alabaster, velvet and embroidered textile, on castersheight 56in (142cm); width 33 1/2in (85cm); depth 16in (41cm)
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